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MEIKLE PINKERTON DOVECOTLB1515

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dunbar
NGR
NT 70276 75677
Coordinates
370276, 675677

Description

Probably 17th century. Beehive dovecot with low piend

roofed addition projecting to side (and which was almost

cetainly a windmill originally). Roughly coursed rubble,

formerly harled, with string course below 17 flight

holes under former eaves. Low doorway. Former conical

slated roof collapsed. Originally 762 nesting boxes of

unusual form. Pantiled roof to piended extension with

opening by dovecot.

Statement of Special Interest

It has been suggested that the nesting boxes in lower

part were removed in order to provide holes for

Cromwell's cannons before Battle of Dunbar, 1650. The

scale of the dovecot makes it eligible for having once

been the tower of a windmill.

References

Bibliography

TRANSACTIONS ELAFNS vol. III p15, Ancient Dovecots of

East Lothian.

SIAS record (1981). SCOTTISH WINDMILLS

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