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Rosyth Castle, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Rosyth Castle, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 50939

Site Number NT18SW 20.01

NGR NT 11023 82233

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunfermline
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT18SW 20.01 11023 82233

(NT 1102 8223) Dovecot (NAT)

(Undated) OS map.

A fine 16th century dovecot stands on the mainland north of the castle (NT18SW 20). It is square on plan measuring 20 feet externally and is built of rubble. The roof is a barrel vault covered with flagstones.


The dovecot at Rosyth is oblong in plan.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887

This dovecot,as described by RCAHMS is in an excellent state of preservation.

Visited by OS (AC) 11 March 1959.


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