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NO 37502 45142
337502, 745142


Dated 1713. Single chamber, rectangular-plan lectern dovecot. Narrow bands of coursed rubble with dressed rubble doorway. Stepped rat course/alighting ledge of Angus stone slate and ashlar cornice. Angus stone slate roof and ashlar-coped skews.

SE ELEVATION: steps up to centre door with dated door jambs, armorial panel inscribed ?HOP IN THE HEIST? and dated 1565 over alighting ledge and corniced canopy above forming base of pointed-arch opening.

INTERIOR: stone nesting boxes in good condition.

Statement of Special Interest

Property of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. This fine dovecot is listed category 'A' for completion. Walker notes that the armorial panel and elaborate entry port appear to have been taken from some earlier structure as the stonework differs from that of the dovecot. Andrew Wright, mason to the Strathmores, was here from 1689 and was probably the builder. Mains of Rochelhill farmhouse is listed separately.



SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE, Bruce Walker "Glamis: 'The Great Rebuilding' on a Scottish Estate" (Dec 1985), pp144-5. OSA (1790). NSA (1836).

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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