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Old Sauchie, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Old Sauchie, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 45947

Site Number NS78NE 2.01

NGR NS 78110 88607

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish St Ninians
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS78NE 2.01 78110 88607

(NS 7811 8860) Dovecot (NR)

OS 6" map (1967)

This rectangular dovecot measures 24'11" x 15'3" overall. It is rubble-built and has a penthouse roof. There are two compartments, each with a doorway in the S wall. Both chambers are lined with nesting-boxes. Originally, a carved stone panel was set centrally above the doorways, but this has now fallen and lies among debris at the foot of the S wall. Dated 1700, it also bears a coat of arms and the much-worn initials I G and M F.

RCAHMS 1963, visited 1956

This dovecot is as described.

Visited by OS (JP) 9 January 1974.

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