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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332328
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1639
Building Class: Cultural
ID on this website: 200332328
Electoral Ward: Rosyth
Traditional County: Fife
Tagged with: Dovecote
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.
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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