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Dovecot, Newton House

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkhill, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4767 / 57°28'36"N

Longitude: -4.3994 / 4°23'57"W

OS Eastings: 256223

OS Northings: 845482

OS Grid: NH562454

Mapcode National: GBR H8HY.ZGX

Mapcode Global: WH3F8.DB9M

Plus Code: 9C9QFJG2+M6

Entry Name: Dovecot, Newton House

Listing Name: Newton House Dovecote

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339802

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7819

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200339802

Location: Kirkhill

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kirkhill

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Dovecote

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Dated 1783. Cylindrical dovecote; harled rubble with tooled
ashlar margins; rubble basecourse with half round step
to entrance, dated lintel; string course between doorway and
wallhead; conical slated roof with apex cast-iron weather-
vane and small south facing dormer with 2 rows flight holes.
Interior; walls lined with 227 tooled rubble nesting boxes.
Central potence pole survives, with iron pin at base and apex
with corresponding slot for apex pin in cross beam; base
plinth possibly buried below accumulated floor rubble.

Statement of Interest

Newton House now ruinous. Sited on slope above driveway.

Ladder formerly hung from central arm of potence which

revolved to facilitate collection of young pigeons for

culinary use.

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