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Gordonstoun, Round Square Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7031 / 57°42'11"N

Longitude: -3.372 / 3°22'19"W

OS Eastings: 318334

OS Northings: 868969

OS Grid: NJ183689

Mapcode National: GBR L81C.G27

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.5NK3

Entry Name: Gordonstoun, Round Square Dovecot

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333098

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2216

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Circa 1600. Beehive type dovecot, rubble with ashlar
dressings: stands on mound. Large, barrel shape, with usual 4
stages culminating in apex entrance for birds, concave
underside to 1st rat course; single small flight hole (now
blocked) at S above 1st rat course. Low doorway to E.
INTERIOR: about 700 stone nesting boxes in decreasing rows;
paved floor; marks in centre of former plinth to carry
potence.

Statement of Interest

Interior repaired, including nesting boxes, 1979.

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