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West Pitkierie, Dovecot

Dovecot (18th Century)

Site Name West Pitkierie, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pitkierie, Doocot

Canmore ID 34022

Site Number NO50NE 3

NGR NO 55510 05549

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Kilrenny
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO50NE 3 55510 05549.

(NO 5560 0562) West Pitkierie (NAT)

(NO 5550 0555) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 6" map (1912-38)

"About two miles from Anstruther, on the road to St Andrews, stood the mansion-house of Pitkiery. It is now only a farm house, but the dovecot is still conspicuous. John of Pitkiery is mentioned in the middle of the thirteenth century."

W Wood 1887

Although there are no visible traces of the mansion-house the present occupiers of West Pitkierie believe that the farm-house occupies the site.

The dovecot is a tall, octagonal sided building in a fair condition.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 23 August 1968.


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