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Latitude: 56.1434 / 56°8'36"N
Longitude: -3.0821 / 3°4'55"W
OS Eastings: 332859
OS Northings: 695046
OS Grid: NT328950
Mapcode National: GBR 2D.JX3H
Mapcode Global: WH6RP.MVJ9
Entry Name: Wemyss Castle Policies, Dovecot
Listing Date: 11 December 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 350455
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16670
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
Traditional County: Fife
17th century wind pump converted to dovecot 19th century. Circular, raked and battlemented tower. Rubble. Corbelled parapet. Pointed windows. Potence. 365 nest holes.
Property of Wemyss Estate Trustees. Situated at the W boundary of the castle's formal gardens, the wind pump is clearly depicted in a view of Wemyss Castle and Harbour by John Van Sypen of 1718. High up on the cliffs above the shoreline, the wind pump raised water from an old pit below.
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