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- Category: B
- Date Added: 26/01/1971
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Rafford
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 9331 59299
- Coordinates: 309331, 859299
Circa 1600. S facing lectern dovecot. Rubble, ashlar
dressings. Centre door in S elevation with chamfered margins
and small barred (now shuttered) window above. Square vent
with stone grill high in W gable; lower rat course missing
but upper returns around building, stepped up at NE angle
and again at SW to return about squat angle buttress
platform. Small set 4 flightholes under swept dormer; local
stone slate roof.
INTERIOR: 5:: stone nesting boxes line walls.
Statement of Special Interest
Dovecot sited close to Burgie Tower, 1602, now surrounded by
circa 1802 walled garden wall, which has been shaped to
exclude the cote. The angle platform at the SW is unusual
and its use not known; possibly as a stand for a water
receptacle or merely as an alighting ledge.
R Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp.23-4. Elizabeth
Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978), p.6.
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