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Spott House, Dovecot

Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Spott House, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Spott Dovecot

Canmore ID 57666

Site Number NT67NE 61

NGR NT 67511 75595

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Spott (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT67NE 61 67511 75595

Also see:

NT67NE 86.00 67906 75287 Spott House

(NT 6750 7559) Dovecot (NR)

OS 6" map (1971)

The 18th century lectern-type dovecot at Spott measures 29ft 2 ins by 18ft 7 ins; the front wall is 14ft 2 ins high while that at the rear is 27ft 6 ins high. The gables are crow-stepped, and the roof, which contains 24 entrance holes, is slated. The walls have been harled; there is a single string course extending round all sides except the front, where there are two doors and windows. The two chambers contain a total of 1422 nests, still visited by pigeons.

C McWilliam 1978; J Whitaker 1938; D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963

This dovecot is as described by Whitaker.

Visited by OS (RD) 25 March 1966

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