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Stemster Dovecote and Memorial

A Category C Listed Building in Bower, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5303 / 58°31'48"N

Longitude: -3.4045 / 3°24'16"W

OS Eastings: 318312

OS Northings: 961092

OS Grid: ND183610

Mapcode National: GBR K6Y5.R6H

Mapcode Global: WH6CX.PV0H

Entry Name: Stemster Dovecote and Memorial

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330949

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB590

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bower

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Bower

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Dovedote; late 17th-early 18th century square roofless
rubble dovecote with centre door in south elevation and
flightholes above. Rat course encircles building and
serves as alighting ledge to flightholes; vestiges of
upper rat course across east and west gables; blocked
centre rear vent. Ruinous interior, but some stone nesting
boxes survive together with some brick buttresses.
Memorial; simple square rubble pedestal supporting rubble
plinth with stone plaque inscribed "The Unknown Kirk"
sited immediately in front of dovecote.

Statement of Interest

Early chapel site. Cote resembles that on Stroma dated 1677.

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