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East Wemyss, Dovecot Cave

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1647 / 56°9'52"N

Longitude: -3.052 / 3°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 334765

OS Northings: 697391

OS Grid: NT347973

Mapcode National: GBR 2F.HQ8T

Mapcode Global: WH7SV.29YX

Entry Name: East Wemyss, Dovecot Cave

Listing Date: 11 December 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350507

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16708

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Natural sandstone cave adapted to dovecot with nesting boxes hollowed out of rock.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Ancient Monument. Macduff Castle Dovecot now demolished. Name Wemyss is derived from 'weems' meaning caves, of which there are many in the cliffs in this area; all caves at Wemyss are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

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