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Darleith House, Dovecot

Dovecot (18th Century)

Site Name Darleith House, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Doocot

Canmore ID 42499

Site Number NS38SW 11

NGR NS 34648 80583

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Bonhill (Argyll And Bute)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS38SW 11 34648 80583.

A dovecot, situated near Darleith House, was probably built about 1685, when alterations were made to the house.

D McRoberts 1947

NS 3465 8058. The dovecot consists of a tower measuring 6 by 4m at the base and c.14m high, the lower stories being rectangular, the upper being circular.

Visited by OS (DS) 9 October 1956

Site Management (20 February 1990)

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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