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Bruce Terrace, Bowbutts Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0736 / 56°4'25"N

Longitude: -3.1735 / 3°10'24"W

OS Eastings: 327049

OS Northings: 687375

OS Grid: NT270873

Mapcode National: GBR 29.P70T

Mapcode Global: WH6S1.7L2R

Entry Name: Bruce Terrace, Bowbutts Dovecot

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381012

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36268

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Town: Kinghorn

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Probably 18th century. 2-stage dovecot. Random rubble with squared rubble quoins and quoin strips. Keystoned, and voussoired round-headed door.

Square tower (see Notes) to 1st stage with rounded-headed boarded timber door to S, further door to W and narrow opening to; urns at angles (those to NE and NW missing). Octagonal dovecot at 2nd stage with cast-iron tie plate to each face at 2nd stage giving way to slated polygonal roof with deeply overhanging eaves and flight-holes to S.

Statement of Interest

Group with Bow Butts House. The 1st stage was probably used as a garden store The dovecot formerly held 88 nest boxes.

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