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Elvingston House Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Gladsmuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9598 / 55°57'35"N

Longitude: -2.8637 / 2°51'49"W

OS Eastings: 346172

OS Northings: 674425

OS Grid: NT461744

Mapcode National: GBR 2N.XJLB

Mapcode Global: WH7TW.ZGHH

Entry Name: Elvingston House Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345586

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12703

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gladsmuir

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Gladsmuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Early 18th century. 3-stage circular dovecot in N retaining wall of stable courtyard. Roughly squared and coursed rubble with 2 ashlar rat courses and coped, batlemented parapet. Entrance to courtyard with boarded door, bull's-eye flight-hole to each floor above. Circular stone canopy over roof opening, supported on 6 slender ashlar pillars. INTERIOR: 764 ashlar nests with potence.

Statement of Interest

Elvingston House and Stables to S are listed separately. The dovecot probably served an earlier house on the site.

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