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Durie Home Farm, Durie Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Scoonie, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.21 / 56°12'35"N

Longitude: -3.0158 / 3°0'56"W

OS Eastings: 337089

OS Northings: 702394

OS Grid: NO370023

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.DLG1

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.N53Q

Entry Name: Durie Home Farm, Durie Dovecot

Listing Date: 11 December 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350498

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16701

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Scoonie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Parish: Scoonie

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century, incorporating earlier fabric; parapet repaired late 20th century. 2-stage, octagonal dovecot with concave sides. Large sandstone ashlar blocks. String course and battlemented parapets. 36' high.

S ELEVATION: 1st stage with curved door below keystoned roundel with flight holes; 2nd stage with similar roundel. Cornice giving way to parapet with 6 flight holes to S and flanking faces.

INTERIOR: 1627 stone nest-holes and potence.

Statement of Interest

An undated scale drawing of Durie Dovecot shows an 8" diameter octagonal pivot post, red brick floor, and access ladder to a 'grassed roof'. A dovecot of similar design (in fields near Anstruther, Fife) to Durie but with elaborately-finialled parapet is illustrated in Buxbaum.

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