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Nisbet Dovecot

A Category A Listed Building in Edrom, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7485 / 55°44'54"N

Longitude: -2.3257 / 2°19'32"W

OS Eastings: 379653

OS Northings: 650617

OS Grid: NT796506

Mapcode National: GBR D16Z.95

Mapcode Global: WH8X8.7SS0

Entry Name: Nisbet Dovecot

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332989

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2132

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edrom

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Later 18th century. Unique pentagon-plan, 3-stage doocot. Droved ashlar to SW elevation with polished dressings; broadly-broached sandstone to remaining elevations with droved ashlar dressings. Base course; band course to spring point of 1st stage; drainage spout beneath cornice to each elevation except SW; mutuled cornice; droved ashlar coped castellations.

SE ELEVATION: door opening at ground with pointed-arched window at 1st stage and recessed flightholes to 2nd stage.

Ashlar piended roof, with ashlar ball finial to apex.

INTERIOR: harl-pointed sandstone rubble with some timber roosting boxes in place, 1996. Stone vaulted ceiling.

Statement of Interest

The dovecot was originally built as part of the Nisbet estate. There are indications that there was a single storey addition to SE.

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