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Skibo Castle, Dove-cot Park, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skibo Castle, Dove-cot Park, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Skibo Castle Policies; Castle Of Skibo

Canmore ID 14649

Site Number NH78NW 16

NGR NH 736 890

NGR Description NH c. 736 890

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Dornoch
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH78NW 16 c. 736 890

For Skibo Castle (NH 73624 89052) and associated buildings, see NH78NW 13.00.

There was a dovecot in the corner of a piece of ground called the 'Dove-cot Park'. The cot was large, octagonal, stone built of two floors each having stone arched-entrances all around and each entrance having its own flat stone landing platform. The roof was pointed, circular and heather-thatched.

W Calder 1949.

No further information was found during field investigation. Enquiries at the Estate Office, Clashmore, were negative.

Visited by OS (W D J) 14 June 1963.


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