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Candacraig House, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Candacraig House, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Candacraig House Estate; Candacraig House Policies

Canmore ID 120402

Site Number NJ31SW 7.05

NGR NJ 34191 11152

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Strathdon
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

The long, walled garden has a simple single-storey Gothick summer house, a striking Tempietta, and elaborate gates with wrought-iron ball finials to piers. The 17th-century doocot is a square plan with rat course and crowstepped gables on all four elevations and a room with hearth below the doocot proper. The west gates are square rubble piers with broken pediment tops by A G R Mackenzie, c.1956, an amusing caprice.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NJ31SW 7.05 34191 11152

The 17th-century doocot is of square plan with a rat course and crowstepped gables on all four elevations, and a room with hearth below the doocot proper.

I Shepherd 1994.


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