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Press Castle, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Coldingham, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8815 / 55°52'53"N

Longitude: -2.2075 / 2°12'26"W

OS Eastings: 387117

OS Northings: 665387

OS Grid: NT871653

Mapcode National: GBR F00F.WH

Mapcode Global: WH9XW.2F2K

Entry Name: Press Castle, Dovecot

Listing Date: 9 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335313

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4102

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coldingham

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire

Parish: Coldingham

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Bearing date 1607, worked over earlier to mid 19th century. 2-stage, 2- by single bay, rectangular-plan dovecot adjoining courtyard wall, to SE of Press Castle. Harled; red sandstone ashlar dressings. Moulded cill and string courses to E and W respectively; corbelled eaves to E, S and W with surmounting ashlar-coped, crenellated parapets.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Boarded timber door at ground to right; timber panelled door to left; plaque centred above embossed with coat-of-arms and 'T A 1607'; boarded timber opening aligned at upper floor.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: boarded timber door centred at ground; tripartite opening aligned above with timber panel of 4 pointed-arched pigeon holes in each pointed-arched ashlar opening.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: blind.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: part-vented single window centred at ground; blind above.

Fixed 9-pane timber window to W. Corrugated-iron, mono-pitched roof set behind parapet.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999, reportedly gutted for use as store.

Statement of Interest

B Group comprises 'Press Castle', 'Press Castle, Dovecot', 'Press Castle, Gate Lodge' and 'Press Castle, Walled Garden' - see separate list entries. An interesting dovecot which, according to Robertson is "...completely unorthodox" - its crenellated parapets and sham metal cannons (no longer in place), making the cote look like a "...small fortress." Robertson also notes that none of the nesting boxes are in place - both floors being used as a store.

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