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Eden, Home Farm, Dovecote / Poultry House

A Category B Listed Building in King Edward, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6257 / 57°37'32"N

Longitude: -2.5007 / 2°30'2"W

OS Eastings: 370191

OS Northings: 859639

OS Grid: NJ701596

Mapcode National: GBR N85K.R2Z

Mapcode Global: WH8M2.KLDD

Entry Name: Eden, Home Farm, Dovecote / Poultry House

Listing Date: 25 July 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341675

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9408

Building Class: Cultural

Location: King Edward

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Parish: King Edward

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

A & W Reid, Elgin, 1852. Single storey, slightly irregular 6-bay, S facing range with near centre square dovecote tower slightly advanced and rising single stage above flanking poultry house, topped by piended roof and pigeon cupola. Small single storey 3-bay privy and ash house projects at N forming L-plan. Harled rubble, tooled grey granite ashlar margins and dressings. Ground floor divided as 6 cubicles, 2 to W of tower, 1 in base of tower and 3 smaller to E, each with doorway and each originally fronted by small individual yard. Blind panel in centre S front of dovecote with 1st floor entrance in centre rear. Paired round-headed flightoles (3 pairs to each face) in base of square timber cupola under slated piended roof.

INTERIOR: dovecote lined with nesting boxes. Privy/ash house wing with gutted interior; entrance screened from house by rubble wall.

Statement of Interest

Unusual survival. Plans indicate that cubicles were intended for (L-R) Geese, Turkeys, Common Fowls, Ducks and 2 hatching places. Ashes retained for use on land as fertilizer. Until circa 1993, the poultry houses were fronted by low coped rubble walls with iron railings, divided as small yards fronting each doorway poultry house. Railings and material from walling stacked by building (1994). Dovecote originally crowned with simple cast-iron weathervane. B Group with other components of Eden Home Farm.

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