Early 18th century pair large harl pointed rubble lectern
cotes, sited symmetrically in front of Ackergill Tower. Each
south facing, high north wall with paired doorways, paired
windows below wallhead in south wall, 2 rat ledges the upper
stepped at the gables; crowsteps; steeply pitched Caithness
East cote; double chambered dovecote, each with 900 stone
nesting boxes each box individually plastered at rear. Paired
front windows blocked; pair large ruinous sky-lights which
probably replace former dormered or swept flightholes.
West cote; 1 blocked rear door; no evidence of nesting boxes
within; remains of rough joisting indicates former 1st floor;
fireplace with mural flue in north wall at 1st floor level;
building in poor condition.
Statement of Special Interest
There is no remaining evidence that the west cote was
intended to serve pigeons. Heated henhouses are not unknown
in Caithness, and this might have been original use.
Otherwise garden room? Recently has been used as cattle