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Warsetter Dovecot, Sanday

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 59.2244 / 59°13'27"N

Longitude: -2.6494 / 2°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 363029

OS Northings: 1037716

OS Grid: HY630377

Mapcode National: GBR M4TB.WHG

Mapcode Global: XH8KZ.TDFR

Plus Code: 9CFV69F2+Q6

Entry Name: Warsetter Dovecot, Sanday

Listing Name: Sanday, Cross, Warsetter Farm, Doocot

Listing Date: 8 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337410

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5906

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cross and Burness

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Cross And Burness

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

17th century. Square-plan harl-pointed rubble doocot with gabled N elevation and piended roof to S; date '1613' (see Notes) inset over pyramidally-arranged nest holes to N gable with landing ledge below; weather vane on cast-iron support to gablehead; boarded door to W elevation; rooflight and paired ventilation holes to S; traditional graded stone tiled roof. Interior: not seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

This 17th century doocot stands on Sanday's highest hill, to the east of Warsetter Farm. Burgher notes how the dated stone inset into the north gable may originate from another building, possibly the nearby Sinclair House, (Warsetter Farm House).

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