Animal Management

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to several types of animal management heritage assets intended primarily to manage wild or semi-wild animals and fish, namely deer parks, warrens, dovecots, fishponds and duck decoy ponds.

The information that follows covers the history, development and use of these animal management techniques which exist in the historic environment. A summary of the academic interest in the asset types is also included which outlines the research which has been undertaken for each type of animal management. Deer parks, warrens, dovecotes, and fishponds provided a living larder for those privileged to maintain them and this document outlines their associations with each other and a variety of domestic complexes.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Descriptions
  • Chronologies
  • Development of the asset types
  • Associations
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 18
  • Product Code: HEAG196


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