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Frogston Road East, Mortonhall House, Dovecot

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9035 / 55°54'12"N

Longitude: -3.1805 / 3°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 326290

OS Northings: 668453

OS Grid: NT262684

Mapcode National: GBR 6075.7L

Mapcode Global: WH6ST.3WR5

Entry Name: Frogston Road East, Mortonhall House, Dovecot

Listing Date: 15 April 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389645

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43237

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Liberton/Gilmerton

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century, square on plan, piend-roofed 3-stage dovecot, adjoining tall rubble screen wall to N. Coursed rubble with rubble quoins, ashlar margins, low doorway to W with square opening above, rectangular opening above close under eaves with 4 flight holes. Eaves line evidence of buildings formerly adjoining to S and E, now gone. Graded grey slates.

Statement of Interest

Lack of rat-course suggests that this was not built as a dovecot. It presumably formed part of a larger farm complex of which only the screen wall leading N towards the Stables (listed separately) survives. The 1st edition OS Map marks a dovecot sited to the S of the kennels; this is no longer visible.

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