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Pittencrieff Park, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0716 / 56°4'17"N

Longitude: -3.4676 / 3°28'3"W

OS Eastings: 308735

OS Northings: 687501

OS Grid: NT087875

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PDXZ

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.PNY9

Entry Name: Pittencrieff Park, Dovecot

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362440

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25971

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Late 18th/early 19th century. Circular-plan tower dovecot with Gothick detailing. Coursed stugged sandstone rubble with droved ashlar dressings. Eaves band with brackets above supporting projecting crenellated parapet. Entrance with pointed arch to S; replacement boarded timber door. Cross-shaped arrowslit above with flanking recessed quatrefoil panels. Conical grey slate roof with octagonal louvred timber vent with metal cap at apex.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1998).

Statement of Interest

The dovecot was built for Pittencrieff House, which was erected in the earlier-to-mid 17th century for Alexander Clerk of Pittencrieff. The house and surrounding parkland were bought by Andrew Carnegie in 1902 and the park opened to the public the following year. The park is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes (see above). See separate list descriptions for other park buildings, including Pittencrieff Park.

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