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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332150
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1515
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton
Traditional County: East Lothian
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.
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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