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Saltoun Hall Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Pencaitland, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9065 / 55°54'23"N

Longitude: -2.8664 / 2°51'58"W

OS Eastings: 345932

OS Northings: 668494

OS Grid: NT459684

Mapcode National: GBR 80F4.7J

Mapcode Global: WH7V2.YS7W

Entry Name: Saltoun Hall Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353148

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18934

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Possibly Robert Burn, circa 1800. Square castellated

dovecot. Harled. Sited across Birn Water from Saltoun hall, in woodland. Round-arched panels on each elevation with impost bands, blind quatrefoil, embossed and diapered panels and crenellated

parapet; doorway in one elevation approached by stone steps. Octagonal lantern above with flight holes, crenellated and with arrow-slit windows on each face, alternatively glazed and blinded

.Circular interior lined with nesting boxes.

Statement of Interest

North Lodge (listed separately in Saltoun Parish) is in similar castellated style, indicating that the same architect was responsible for both structures simultaneously. Robert Burn is suggested because of his additions to Saltoun Hall in 1803.

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