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St Clements Wells Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Tranent, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9312 / 55°55'52"N

Longitude: -3.0036 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 337394

OS Northings: 671359

OS Grid: NT373713

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.Z955

Mapcode Global: WH7V0.T5XX

Entry Name: St Clements Wells Dovecot

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353332

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19071

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tranent

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry

Parish: Tranent

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

18th century. 2-stage lectern dovecot. Sandstone rubble with droved contrasting dressings; rat course and coped crowsteps. Door to S (cast-iron door) with flight-hole in upper stage; blank sides and rear. Roof currently derelict (1989).

INTERIOR: nesting boxes lining walls to N, E and W, formed of terracotta tiles, on semi-circular corbel course. Cast-iron shelf at lintel level on S wall.

Statement of Interest

St Clements Wells was formerly a hamlet, where a distillery, which flourished in the 18th century, later became a steading. All that remains of this settlement is the dovecot and a simple stable and hayloft. The terracotta tile nesting boxes are unusual.

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