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Chirnside, Kirkgate, Dovecot

Dovecot (16th Century)

Site Name Chirnside, Kirkgate, Dovecot

Classification Dovecot (16th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Auburn House, Doocot; Ninewells Dovecot; Ninewells House Policies

Canmore ID 59651

Site Number NT85NE 21

NGR NT 86997 56167

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Chirnside
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT85NE 21 86997 56167

For Ninewells House (NT 86396 55747) and associated buildings, see NT85NE 49.00.

(NT 8699 5616) Ninewells Dovecot: 16th century.

(Undated) information from SDD.

Circular beehive type; 60' in circumference at base.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908.

A well-preserved beehive-type dovecot.

Visited by OS (JP), 19 December 1972.

Dovecot [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, February 2011.


Field Visit (6 August 1908)

42. Dovecot near Chirnside Church.

In the corner of a cottage garden about 170 yards north of Chirnside Church is a small dovecot (fig. 17 [SC1172955]) conical in form, divided into two stages by a ledge at 10 feet from the ground. An aperture in the centre of the roof affords means for the ingress and egress of the pigeons. The circumference at base is some 60 feet.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 6 August 1908.

OS Map: Ber., xvii. NW.

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.


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