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Belton Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Dunbar, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9831 / 55°58'59"N

Longitude: -2.5693 / 2°34'9"W

OS Eastings: 364573

OS Northings: 676831

OS Grid: NT645768

Mapcode National: GBR ND0X.3P0

Mapcode Global: WH8VZ.HWQ3

Entry Name: Belton Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332075

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1466

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Dunbar

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Early to earlier 19th century. 2-chamber lectern
dovecot. Random rubble, formerly harled, with droved
ashlar dressings, string course to gables. Doorway to S.
Crowstepped skews; corrugated iron roof, swept with
flight-hole now at mid-point of pitch. Originally both
chambers linked with nesting boxes; W chamber converted
house acetylene gas plant for powering Belton House. E
chamber contains 560 nest boxes.

Statement of Interest

Belton house now demolished but Lodge and Gardiner's

House listed separately.

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