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Herdmanston Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington and Lammermuir, East Lothian

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353075

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18891

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Saltoun

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Saltoun

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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