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Wester Pencaitland Farm Dovecot

A Category A Listed Building in Pencaitland, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9104 / 55°54'37"N

Longitude: -2.8971 / 2°53'49"W

OS Eastings: 344020

OS Northings: 668951

OS Grid: NT440689

Mapcode National: GBR 8063.L4

Mapcode Global: WH7V2.GPPW

Entry Name: Wester Pencaitland Farm Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353158

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18942

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pencaitland

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Pencaitland

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

17th century. Lectern dovecot, rectangular plan, circa 21'x27'. Rubble sandstone, formerly harled; 2 rat courses, one at eaves level. Sited

on rising ground. Doorway to S at centre; 2 semi-circular flight-holes and blank panel (formerly inscribed or a former sundial?) under

eaves. Rear wall coped in ashlar; raised crowstepped skews to side elevations. Purple slate roof with row of flight-holes at

mid-point. Square nesting boxes in interior for 1136 pigeons.

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