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 (shēp′kōt′, -kŏt′)
n. Chiefly British
A sheepfold.
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(ˈʃiːpˌkəʊt) or


(Agriculture) chiefly Brit another word for sheepfold
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Chiefly Brit. a pen or covered enclosure for sheep.
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Noun1.sheepcote - a pen for sheepsheepcote - a pen for sheep      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
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On Monday, 54 motorists drove up the Sheepcote Street bus lane, near Broad Street, beyond a pair of blue "bus only" signs at its entrance.
A total of 54 vehicles passed along the route on Sheepcote Street, close to Broad Street, as the Birmingham Mail monitored traffic.
? Phil Philips Quartet, Sunday, Fiddle and Bone, Sheepcote Street, JAZZ returns to the newly reopened Birmingham pub with the Phil Philips Quartet playing from 1-4pm.
The Prime Minister and London Mayor Boris Johnson were on their way to the event in Harrow, north west London, yesterday morning when they noticed a woman who was unwell in the suburb's Sheepcote Road, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.
The men are John Davis, 20,of Holmlea Rd,Datchet,Berks; Chris Smith, 28,of Sheepcote Rd,Eton Wick,Berks; Alan Larmont, 30,of Blenheim Rd,Langley, Berks; James Fox, 30, of Elliott Rise,Ascot; Derek Sheehan, 32,of Ashcroft Square, Hammersmith, west London; Anthony Charles, 34,of no fixed abode; and Stephen Nolan, 23,of Old Mill Place,Wraysbury, Berks.
For sheepcote boundary fences we used the really narrow spaced "yard & garden" type woven wire attached to metal T-posts.
I then walked along the route to Smallbrook Queensway and discovered that I needed to cross the road to catch a bus to Quinton, which was going in the opposite direction, before going up Carrs Lane, past the Square Peg and diverted all over the place before returning to its normal route on Broad Street at the junction of Sheepcote Street.
People living in apartments along Sheepcote Street, off Broad Street, are angry at the changes being introduced ahead of the construction of the Midland Metro tram line along Broad Street.
The car park behind Birmingham Rep will be closed to the public from Friday to Monday, and all on-street, pay-and-display spaces will be suspended in Bridge Street, Berkley Street and Sheepcote Street.
Motorists in Birmingham were stunned to find tickets on their windscreens after contractors painted the lines around their cars in Sheepcote Street, off Broad Street, in the city centre.
The development is located at the corner of Sheepcote Street and Broad Street and will see 394 apartments built across two separate blocks.
The works will be on Sheepcote Street, Great Charles Street Queensway/Paradise, Islington Row Middleway/George Street and Bath Row/Holloway Head.