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Preston Tower, Doocot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Preston Tower, Doocot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 53663

Site Number NT37SE 22

NGR NT 39003 74157

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Prestonpans
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SE 22 39003 74157

See also NT37SE 3.

(NT 3900 7415) A single-chambered lectern type dovecot stands c. 100 yds N of Preston Tower. It measures 19' 4" by 17' 3" with a one-way slate roof and crowstepped gables. In a fair state of repair, it contains 985 nests.

D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963; RCAHMS 1924

As described. Typical 17/18th century dovecot.

Visited by OS (RD) 4 January 1972

Scheduled with NT37SE 3 as Preston Tower and Dovecot.

Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated 13 December 2000.


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