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Kilrenny, Rennyhill House, Dovecot

Dovecot (17th Century)

Site Name Kilrenny, Rennyhill House, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (17th Century)

Canmore ID 34172

Site Number NO50SE 44.02

NGR NO 57388 04964

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

NO50SE 4 57388 04964

(NO 5738 0496) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 25" map (1914)

Dovecot, Renniehill. This dovecot lies within 50 yds of another on the property of Innergellie (50SE 2). It is 25 1/2 x 14 1/4ft externally, probably dates from the 17th century, and has been considerably renewed a century later. On the back wall, above the string course, is a circular gunloop about 6ins in diameter. The W skewput seems to bear a fragmentary date (16)25 and the E one the letters D.I.

RCAHMS 1933

As described by RCAHMS. Similar to NO50SE 2.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 30 August 1968

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Field Visit (18 July 1927)

Dovecot, Renniehill.

This dovecot lies within 50 yards of another on the adjoining property of Innergellie [NO50SE 2]. It is rectangular with stepped flanks and measures externally 25 ½ by 14 ¼ feet. It probably dates from the 17th century but has been considerably renewed a century later. On the back wall, above the string-course, there is a circular gunloop, about 6 inches in diameter. The west skew-put seems to bear a fragmentary date [16]25, and that on the east the letters D.I.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 18 July 1927.

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