Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 18106 64165
318106, 864165


Circa 1600. Almost square, 17' x 16'3" (5.18 x 4.95m);

harled rubble, ashlar margins and dressings. Blocked entrance

to dovecot in centre of W gable with chamfered margins; single

air vent in each gable; deep rat course at wallhead

continuing across gables.

Crowsteps; heavy stone slab roof supported on gable walls and

by 2 masonry vaulted arches; central ridge cupola also

constructed from stone slabs.

Later dormer entrance (circa 1905); 2 metal bands strengthen


INTERIOR: no nesting boxes survive; the interior lined with

mortar to serve as water cistern.

Statement of Special Interest

Robert Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp. 38-9.

Elizabeth Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978), p. 21.



Robert Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp. 38-9.

Elizabeth Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978), p. 21.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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