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Rosemill, Rosemill Cottage, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Monifieth and Sidlaw, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5078 / 56°30'28"N

Longitude: -3.0317 / 3°1'54"W

OS Eastings: 336598

OS Northings: 735558

OS Grid: NO365355

Mapcode National: GBR VJ.BV11

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.DPKD

Entry Name: Rosemill, Rosemill Cottage, Dovecot

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353290

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19048

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mains and Strathmartine

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Parish: Mains And Strathmartine

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

17th century, extended 18th century. Circular-plan, made D-plan by extension, lectern type dovecote. Harl-pointed pink and grey rubble, large irregular quoins, collapsed slate roof. Rat course, stepped down at bowed section; flat-coped skews. Doors at W with chamfered jambs, later extended to ground level. Later window inserted at N elevation.

INTERIOR: small rubble and stone nesting boxes in original part. Larger stone slab nesting boxes in extension.

Statement of Interest

This dovecot was formerly part of the Strathmartine Castle Estate and was probably extended by Captain David Laird, an 'improving' landlord, who bought the property circa 1785.

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