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Montcoffer Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Troup, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6402 / 57°38'24"N

Longitude: -2.5255 / 2°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 368726

OS Northings: 861266

OS Grid: NJ687612

Mapcode National: GBR N83J.KRW

Mapcode Global: WH8M2.57N8

Entry Name: Montcoffer Dovecot

Listing Date: 2 July 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333871

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2896

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alvah

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Circa 1790. 2-stage, cylindrical dovecot in Gothic style, currently roofless (1990). Harled, with grey ashlar dressings; chamfered reveals. Tall, narrow, pointed arch doorway to N with arrow slit opening above, pointed arch panel with tiered flight-holes to second stage, 3 stone ledges, 9 flight holes. Arrow slit opening with window above repeated twice around dovecot; cruciform apex to arrow slit to S. Brick and stone nests lining interior.

Statement of Interest

Montcoffer House and policies were improved for the Duke of Fife's Factor circa 1774-75. Cramond reports the house and offices in good condition by 1790; "the dwelling, offices, gardens and pigeon house... all worth ?103.16s." Montcoffer House, Game Larders, Outbuildings, and Cottages are listed separately.

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