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Meikle Pinkerton Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Dunbar, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9732 / 55°58'23"N

Longitude: -2.4778 / 2°28'40"W

OS Eastings: 370276

OS Northings: 675677

OS Grid: NT702756

Mapcode National: GBR ND7X.X5K

Mapcode Global: WH8W6.X487

Entry Name: Meikle Pinkerton Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332150

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1515

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunbar

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Probably 17th century. Beehive dovecot with low piend
roofed addition projecting to side (and which was almost
cetainly a windmill originally). Roughly coursed rubble,
formerly harled, with string course below 17 flight
holes under former eaves. Low doorway. Former conical
slated roof collapsed. Originally 762 nesting boxes of
unusual form. Pantiled roof to piended extension with
opening by dovecot.

Statement of Interest

It has been suggested that the nesting boxes in lower

part were removed in order to provide holes for

Cromwell's cannons before Battle of Dunbar, 1650. The

scale of the dovecot makes it eligible for having once

been the tower of a windmill.

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