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2 Dovecot Road, Dovecot Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category A Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.939 / 55°56'20"N

Longitude: -3.2815 / 3°16'53"W

OS Eastings: 320047

OS Northings: 672516

OS Grid: NT200725

Mapcode National: GBR 82L.SJ

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.KZLG

Entry Name: 2 Dovecot Road, Dovecot Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365579

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28135

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Late 16th century. 3-stage, circular plan, beehive dovecot. Sandstone rubble; coarse sandstone dressings. Dividing band (rat) courses; projecting stone eaves. S ELEVATION: 3-tier flight holes in arch above 2nd stage dividing band course. N ELEVATION: low entrance doorway; iron grille door; stone lintel; long and short surrounds. Shallow conical stone slabbed roof. INTERIOR: stone nesting boxes; potence stone, with socket for pole at centre of stone slabbed floor. BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped, coursed rubble boundary walls; circular plan coped dome gatepiers to left; iron gates; pedestrian entrance to right; single iron gate.

Statement of Interest

Edinburgh Tapestry Studio lies to the rear of the dovecot (see separate list description). The dovecot is the only remaining structure from the Corstorphine Castle estate, home of the Forresters of Corstorphine. The dovecot contains 1060 nesting boxes and its walls are 3 feet 10 inches thick.

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