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Latitude: 58.6713 / 58°40'16"N
Longitude: -3.1073 / 3°6'26"W
OS Eastings: 335876
OS Northings: 976472
OS Grid: ND358764
Mapcode National: GBR L5PT.98Z
Mapcode Global: WH6CH.79LV
Entry Name: Stroma Dovecote and Burial Ground
Listing Date: 13 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332552
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1806
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
Dovecote; dated 1677. Square roofless grey rubble structure,
with pink sandstone ashlar dressings. 2 storeys, with
vaulted chamber in ground floor with entrance in centre of
elevation and dovecote in 1st storey, with entrance in east
elevation accessible only by ladder, moulded doorpieces to
each entrance, with worn plaque above that in ground floor.
Sandstone long and short detailing to angles; rat courses
encircle building at mid height and below wallhead. 4
flightholes in west elevation and 2 in south.
Burial ground; simple rubble walled burial ground with
rounded dressed rubble cope; plain gate at pedestrian
Datestone in vault, together with one inscribed IK for
John Kennedy of Kairnmuck or Carnmuch of Aberdeenshire
who obtained a wadset of Stroma from the Earl of Caithness
in 1659. Pennant (1769) wrote of the mummified bodies in
the vault, preserved by the sea air.