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Melville House Dovecote

A Category B Listed Building in Collessie, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3012 / 56°18'4"N

Longitude: -3.1284 / 3°7'42"W

OS Eastings: 330271

OS Northings: 712657

OS Grid: NO302126

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.6YZT

Mapcode Global: WH6QW.XWG9

Entry Name: Melville House Dovecote

Listing Date: 29 June 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333414

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2486

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Collessie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Parish: Collessie

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1770s(?). Circular rubble walls, tapering, lean-to slate roof
with crowstepped curved flanks, vaulted chamber below.
Dressed freestone to upper opening (without perches or flight
holes) and chamfered doorway. Said to retain nesting boxes
and potence.

Statement of Interest

On artificial mound above the road. Unusual form derived from

original use as a windmill (later converted).

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