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Pitreavie Castle, Dovecot to North East

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0488 / 56°2'55"N

Longitude: -3.4168 / 3°25'0"W

OS Eastings: 311846

OS Northings: 684895

OS Grid: NT118848

Mapcode National: GBR 20.QSDC

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.H758

Entry Name: Pitreavie Castle, Dovecot to North East

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362534

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26059

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline South

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Probably early 18th century. Rectangular-plan harled lectern dovecot. Grey slate lean-to roof with crowstepped coping with beaked skewputts to either side. Entrance with iron yett to S side. Rat ledge at upper level. Row of 9 entrance holes set along middle of roof pitch.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Pitreavie Castle and former East Lodge (see separate list descriptions). An intact early 18th century dovecot built for the adjacent Pitreavie Castle (see separate list description). Pitreavie Castle was built in the early to earlier 17th century and altered and extended in 1885. From 1938 to 1996 the castle and the estate were in the ownership of the Ministry of Defence. Currently (1999) a housing development is being constructed on the estate.

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