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Ravenscraig Park, Dovecot

A Category A Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1199 / 56°7'11"N

Longitude: -3.1384 / 3°8'18"W

OS Eastings: 329320

OS Northings: 692490

OS Grid: NT293924

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.LGWL

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.RFQR

Entry Name: Ravenscraig Park, Dovecot

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381181

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36405

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Late 16th century. 4-stage, flat-roofed rubble beehive dovecot. Stages divided by projecting ashlar rat course/alighting ledge; blocked door to N, and rubble boundary walls adjoining to E and W. Flat, stone slab roof with round flight-hole opening to centre.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Interest

Situated on the N shore of the Forth, the dovecot was once part of Ravenscraig Castle policies, property of the St Clair family. After the bankruptcy of the 5th Earl of Rosslyn in 1896, Sir Michael Nairn purchased Ravenscraig and Dysart House; in 1929 the land now forming Ravenscraig Park was gifted to the community.

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