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Gullane, Saltcoats Road, Saltcoats Castle, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Gullane, Saltcoats Road, Saltcoats Castle, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 55054

Site Number NT48SE 30

NGR NT 48501 81917

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT48SE 30 48501 81917.

(NT 48501 81917) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 6" map (1957)

Dovecot, Saltcoats Castle: In the boundary wall of the ruined castle (NT48SE 7 - late 16th century) there is a lectern type dovecot, measuring 17 by 15ft, now roofless. It has random rubble walls, partly buttressed, with dressings and one setback course; the gables are crow- stepped. There are six entry holes in a grid in the S gable, and about 200 nests remain.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1913; J Whitaker 1938; D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963

This dovecot is as described.

Visited by OS (RDL) 21 November 1962 and (SFS) 11 July 1975


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