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Freswick House Dovecote

A Category B Listed Building in Canisbay, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5873 / 58°35'14"N

Longitude: -3.0734 / 3°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 337692

OS Northings: 967087

OS Grid: ND376670

Mapcode National: GBR L6S1.0TS

Mapcode Global: WH6CW.RFN8

Entry Name: Freswick House Dovecote

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332545

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1802

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canisbay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Parish: Canisbay

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

17th century, rubble beehive cote, 4 stages defined by
rat courses; circular apex flighthole. Original entrance
appears to be that in east side of cote, with later tall
narrow doorway slapped at SW. Tapering interior lined with
stone boxes from floor to apex, those from floor to height
of approximately 6' (1.83m) blocked and smoke blackened.

Statement of Interest

Cote appears to have been used as a kiln at some period

possible for fish smoking. This would explain the smoke

blackening though not necessarily the second doorway.

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