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Dalvey House, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6075 / 57°36'27"N

Longitude: -3.6693 / 3°40'9"W

OS Eastings: 300351

OS Northings: 858732

OS Grid: NJ003587

Mapcode National: GBR K89M.9WH

Mapcode Global: WH5H9.L1XT

Entry Name: Dalvey House, Dovecot

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333167

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2278

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dyke and Moy

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Forres

Parish: Dyke And Moy

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

17th century. Tall square dovecot. Rubble ashlar dressings.
Narrow entrance in centre of S elevation with chamfered
jambs. Rat course encircles building with further course
across E and W gables; crowsteps; 2 small swept dormer
flightholes in S; later West Highland slate roof.
Coat of arms re-set in W gable.
INTERIOR: 889 stone nesting boxes.

Statement of Interest

Dovecot in poor condition.

Re-set coat of arms removed from near former kitchen of

mansion at time of 1897 additions may be those of Robert

Dunbar of Durris and Christian Learmonth his wife whose (?)

son Mark purchased Grangehill (Dalvey) in 1608. Carving worn

but initials appear to be RD and ?L.

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