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West Barns, Bielside, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name West Barns, Bielside, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 57614

Site Number NT67NE 15

NGR NT 65540 78135

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NT67NE 15 6553 7814.

(NT 6553 7814) Dovecot (NAT)

OS 25" map (1894)

Dovecot Bielside - A late 17th century dovecot stands on this property close to the main street of West Barns. It is rectangular on plan and measures 15 by 15 1/4 feet over walls and about 25 feet in greatest height. The walls are rubble built and have been harled; the flanks are crowstepped and the roof is slated.


The dovecot at Bielside was pulled down in the summer of 1931.

J Whitaker 1938

There are no remains of this dovecot whose site is now occupied by a market garden.

Visited by OS (DT) 28 August 1964


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