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Kilmaurs, Tour, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilmaurs, Tour, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42970

Site Number NS44SW 35.04

NGR NS 41381 40664

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilmaurs (Kilmarnock And Loudoun)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS44SW 35.04 41381 40664

NS 4138 4066) Dovecot (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

This dovecot is dated 1636 on its door lintel (not 1630 as stated by McNaught). It is rectangular on plan, with a centre ridge roof and crowstepped gables.

SDD List 1963; D McNaught 1912

This dovecot, now in use as a store, is as described. It is in a fair state of preservation.

Visited by OS (JLD) 22 June 1956

As described, and in reasonable repair. Nesting boxes still cover three of the interior walls.

Visited by OS (JRL) 24 August 1982


Photographic Survey (6 November 1963)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in November 1963.


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