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Wester Pencaitland Farm, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Wester Pencaitland Farm, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 54703

Site Number NT46NW 13

NGR NT 44020 68951

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT46NW 13 44020 68951.

A large rectangular dovecot stands in the haugh 50 yds NW of Pencaitland school. It measures 19 1/2' x 22 3/4' externally and rises in two stages to a total height of 30'. It is built of rubble covered with harling and the gables are crowstepped. The roof is of timber and is slated. Beneath the eaves course and set over the entrance is a projecting tablet, which may be inscribed but is now covered with harling.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1920; D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963

NT 4402 6895. This dovecot is as described.

Visited by OS (BS) 21 October 1975

This dovecot may be of late 17th century date.

C McWilliam 1978


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