E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dovercot or Dovercourt.
A confused gabble; a Babel. According to legend, Dover Court church, in Essex, once possessed a cross that spoke; and Foxe says the crowd to the church was so great that no man could shut the door. The confusion of this daily throng gave rise to the term.