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Dovecot, Garden House, 9 The Old Orchard, Limekilns

A Category B Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Latitude: 56.035 / 56°2'5"N

Longitude: -3.4807 / 3°28'50"W

OS Eastings: 307835

OS Northings: 683442

OS Grid: NT078834

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.RXNP

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.HKRW

Plus Code: 9C8R2GM9+XP

Entry Name: Dovecot, Garden House, 9 The Old Orchard, Limekilns

Listing Name: Broomhall, Limekilns, 9 the Old Orchard Garden, Broomhall Doocot

Listing Date: 31 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332328

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1639

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200332328

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Dovecote

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Mid-late 17th century. Single-bay lectern doocot. Exposed coursed stone to SE elevation; harling to SW and NW. Continuous dressed stone string course; stepped at gables; moulded eaves course.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central low doorway; replacement boarded door; stone surround. Blocked oval flight hole above.

NW ELEVATION: oval flight hole above string course.

NE ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

SW ELEVATION: plain elevation.

INTERIOR: stone nesting boxes intact.

Slated, south facing monopitch roof; ridge finials. Crowstepped gables; moulded skewputts.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with Broomhall; Broomhall Ice-House; Broomhall, Limekilns, 9 The Old Orchard; Broomhall Policies, Courthill Cottage; Broomhall Policies, East Lodge; Broomhall Policies, Former Brick Works and Broomhall Policies, Hillock. Said to contain 711 nesting boxes, the doocot was reduced in size by half, presumably to the SE in 1875 (Wavertree). The doocot belongs to the Broomhall Estate and is situated in the garden of 9 The Old Orchard; the former home of the Broomhall Estate's Head Gardener. In the 1960's the roof was completely renewed and the domrer removed. See separate List for the 9 The Old Orchard.

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