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Dovecots, Fountainhall

A Category B Listed Building in Pencaitland, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.8985 / 55°53'54"N

Longitude: -2.9179 / 2°55'4"W

OS Eastings: 342697

OS Northings: 667649

OS Grid: NT426676

Mapcode National: GBR 8027.2C

Mapcode Global: WH7V2.4ZRZ

Plus Code: 9C7VV3XJ+CR

Entry Name: Dovecots, Fountainhall

Listing Name: Fountainhall Dovecots

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353116

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18920

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Pencaitland

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Earlier 17th century lectern dovecot, echoed in 18th century by mirrored partner. Cream sandstone rubble. Currently in poor condition. Original dovecot to E, formerly with 500 nesting boxes; crowstepped sides and ashlar coping to taller S wall, roofless and lacking low wall and nesting boxes. Later partner more ruinous. Pantiled pitch roof strung between dovecots, as cartshed with timber column.

Statement of Interest

The path between the dovecots is thought to have been the original (pedestrian) entrance to Fountainhall, which lies to N. The steading

to S is listed separately.

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