Phantassie, Dovecot


Site Name Phantassie, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot

Alternative Name(s) Phantassie Dovecot; Phantassie House Policies

Canmore ID 56211

Site Number NT57NE 13

NGR NT 59682 77404

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonkirk
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

59682 77404

For (associated) Phantassie house and steading, see respectively.

(NT 5968 7740) Dovecot (NR) (NTS)

OS 6" map (1968)

Dovecot, Phantassie: This 16th century beehive type dovecot measures 56ft in circumference, with walls 4 1/2ft thick. Its sloping, S-facing slate roof, which has a large dormer in its centre, is enclosed by a horse-shoe shaped parapet. There are sixteen flight holes just above the topmost of three string courses, and eight others in the dormer. Internally, its 544 nest boxes and fixed ladders are in good repair.

J Whitaker 1938; D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963; R Prentice 1976; C McWilliam 1978

When seen in 1962, this dovecot, as described by the previous authorities, was in a very good state of preservation.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 October 1962.

Architecture Notes


National Library

Country Life 16 Oct. 1942 - Article and photographs.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Country Life 26 Nov. 1953 - page 1732.



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