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Dirleton Castle, Dovecot

Dovecot (17th Century)

Site Name Dirleton Castle, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (17th Century)

Canmore ID 56738

Site Number NT58SW 1.03

NGR NT 51620 84022

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

NT58SW 1.03 51620 84022

A c.16th century dovecot.


Architecture Notes

NT58SW 1.03 51620 84022


Scottish National Portrait Gallery:

Country Life, November 26th 1953, page 1732


Field Visit (June 1919)

Some 30 yards north of the castle is the dovecot, a 16th century structure, incorporated in a modern boundary wall. It is circular on plan, 21 feet in diameter and some 25 feet high. The height externally is divided into four tiers by horizontal string courses; a moulded billet-course characteristic of the period returns round the wall-head.

RCAHMS 1924, visited June 1919.


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