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Balcaskie House East Gatepiers and Twin Dovecots

A Category A Listed Building in Carnbee, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2252 / 56°13'30"N

Longitude: -2.7591 / 2°45'32"W

OS Eastings: 353031

OS Northings: 703887

OS Grid: NO530038

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.CQ38

Mapcode Global: WH7SL.LSCK

Entry Name: Balcaskie House East Gatepiers and Twin Dovecots

Listing Date: 1 March 1984

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333434

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2506

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Carnbee

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Gate piers (southern dated 1714, northern 1745). Square piers
with rusticated lower courses, banded and fluted above,
carved frieze, cornice and urn finials. 1886 wrought iron
gates, Sir Robert Lorimer. Dovecots: circa 1745, 2 circular
dovecots linked to gatepiers by low quadrant walls. Built in
squared rubble each with round arched doorway (blocked) with
rusticated and keyblocked dressings; continuous rat course at
about 5'; paired corniced, flight holes; simple eaves
cornice, conical slate roof with central birdcage
accommodating further flight holes.

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