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Wemyss Castle Policies, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350455

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16670

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

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17th century wind pump converted to dovecot 19th century. Circular, raked and battlemented tower. Rubble. Corbelled parapet. Pointed windows. Potence. 365 nest holes.

Statement of Interest

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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