Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 7835 83442
307835, 683442


Mid-late 17th century. Single-bay lectern doocot. Exposed coursed stone to SE elevation; harling to SW and NW. Continuous dressed stone string course; stepped at gables; moulded eaves course.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central low doorway; replacement boarded door; stone surround. Blocked oval flight hole above.

NW ELEVATION: oval flight hole above string course.

NE ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

SW ELEVATION: plain elevation.

INTERIOR: stone nesting boxes intact.

Slated, south facing monopitch roof; ridge finials. Crowstepped gables; moulded skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

A-Group with Broomhall; Broomhall Ice-House; Broomhall, Limekilns, 9 The Old Orchard; Broomhall Policies, Courthill Cottage; Broomhall Policies, East Lodge; Broomhall Policies, Former Brick Works and Broomhall Policies, Hillock. Said to contain 711 nesting boxes, the doocot was reduced in size by half, presumably to the SE in 1875 (Wavertree). The doocot belongs to the Broomhall Estate and is situated in the garden of 9 The Old Orchard; the former home of the Broomhall Estate's Head Gardener. In the 1960's the roof was completely renewed and the domrer removed. See separate List for the 9 The Old Orchard.



1st Edition OS Map, 1856; Lord Wavertree, LIMEKILNS AND PASSAGIUM REGINAE, 1929, pp25, 51-52; S Chesher, L Foster, L Hogben, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE VILLAGES, 1979, p13; J Gifford, FIFE, 1988, p313; N Fotheringham, THE STORY OF LIMEKILNS, 1997, p58; additional information courtesy of the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine.

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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