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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.