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Macduff's Castle

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Macduff's Castle

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Wemyss Policies

Canmore ID 53975

Site Number NT39NW 5

NGR NT 34426 97055

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Wemyss
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT39NW 5 34426 97055.

(NT 3442 9705) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 6"map, (1938)

A cylindrical 16th century. Dovecot stands on a rock by the shore. The internal diameter is 12'9" and the wall is 2' thick. There is an opening in the roof.

RCAHMS 1933.

The dovecot still stands: the walls are in a semi-ruinous state, but the corbelled roof is intact.

Visited by OS (J F C) 6 October 1954.

Architecture Notes


MacDuff's Castle, Dovecot which was Category B Listed was demolished in the 1960s. Information from Demolitions catalogue held in RCAHMS library.


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