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Musselburgh, Kerr's Wynd, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Musselburgh, Kerr's Wynd, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 53890

Site Number NT37SW 53

NGR NT 3458 7277

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Inveresk (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT37SW 53 3458 7277.

There is a small, much dilapidated dovecot, measuring 12' x 7'7", behind Musselburgh Tolbooth, off Kerr's Wynd (NT 346 727). It contains no nest holes; the roof is partly pantiled and part slate. Four entrance holes for pigeons remain in a board two-thirds down the roof. It had crowsteps at one time, but only two bottom ones remain in the N gable, and the back wall above the gable has been repaired with bricks. It has been used for other purposes, a window being let into the N wall and an old flue pipe remains at one angle, but it appears to have been in use as a dovecot up to 1906 at least.

A N Robertson 1945

NT 3458 7277. The remains of this dovecot stand to a height of 3.0m. It has been re-roofed and is now in use as a store. It measures 3.8m square.

Visited by OS (BS) 18 August 1975


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