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Windmill Dovecot, Gordonstoun House

A Category B Listed Building in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Latitude: 57.7072 / 57°42'25"N

Longitude: -3.3641 / 3°21'50"W

OS Eastings: 318809

OS Northings: 869418

OS Grid: NJ188694

Mapcode National: GBR L81C.5P5

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.9J8Y

Plus Code: 9C9RPJ4P+V8

Entry Name: Windmill Dovecot, Gordonstoun House

Listing Name: Gordonstoun, Windmill Dovecot

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333130

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2246

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Parish: Drainie

Traditional County: Morayshire

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18th century. Tall circular windmill converted to dovecot;
harled. Upper portion narrow in 2 stages with rat courses to
centre apex flight hole; stands on mound; blocked entrance in
E; 2 small mural: flight holes.
INTERIOR: lined with stone nesting boxes; potence (revolving
ladder) survives.

Statement of Interest

All entrances sealed. Dovecot stands on mound, within which

is vaulted undercroft.

Mentioned in 1751 Gordon v Brodie lawsuit over building of new


Restored, 1986.

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