Under Bolton Farm

Dovecot, Farmstead

Site Name Under Bolton Farm

Classification Dovecot, Farmstead

Alternative Name(s) Under Bolton Farm; Dovecot; Doocot

Canmore ID 56546

Site Number NT57SW 55

NGR NT 50695 70054

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

Archaeology Notes

NT57SW 55 50695 70054

Dovecot, Bolton: Attached to farm buildings at Bolton there is a cylindrical 18th century (J Whitaker 1938) dovecot with a conical slate roof surmounted by a fine wooden glover. It is 45ft in circumference and 25ft high; the random rubble walls are 1ft 9 ins thick. There are two string courses, one about 12ft up, the other just under the roof. The door is now nailed shut; Whitaker records 710 nests. Pigeons still occupy this dovecot, entering by the glover.

D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963; C McWilliam 1978

NT 5069 7006. This dovecot is as described.

Visited by OS (BS) 8 July 1975



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