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Latitude: 55.92 / 55°55'11"N
Longitude: -2.8481 / 2°50'53"W
OS Eastings: 347092
OS Northings: 669978
OS Grid: NT470699
Mapcode National: GBR MFB2.800
Mapcode Global: WH7V3.7G0J
Entry Name: Herdmanston Dovecot
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353075
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18891
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
17th century. Double lectern dovecot in poor condition (1988). Rubble with harl pointing and ashlar dressings; 2 rat courses. 30x18 in plan. 2 doorways originally to S, with small windows above rat course, and blank panel between; E side of S elevation currently derelict. Position of 2 former dormers containing flight-holes, indicated by large gaps in purple slated roof. Crowstepped skews; beak skewputts.
INTERIOR: originally lined with 2000 nesting boxes, each 1' deep.
Herdmanston House (17th century) was demolished in 1970s, though the remains of an earlier chapel and of the steading, still lie across the River Tyne, and are listed separately.
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