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Darleith House Doocot

Date 20 February 1990

Event ID 901781

Category Management

Type Site Management


Whinstone and sandstone rubble with partial harl; some cement repointing; quoins; ashlar margined windows. Rectangular-plan with telescopic dovecot tower; weathervane finial. MAIN ELEVATION: pedimented entrance; eaves course, ashlar coping to skews; console moulded skewputts. Broad door, possibly enlarged; modern lintel inserted. Telescopic tower rising from rear half of block; square-plan base; blocked window at rear elevation, window to side. 2-stage circular-plan upper portion, lower stage with window to main and side. Upper stage capped by conical slate roof, flight holes on rear side. Grey slate roof; ashlar coping to skews ivy-covered.

The dovecot is sited near Darleith House along the line of an old avenue (Historic Scotland)

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