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RUCHLAW HOUSE, DOVECOTLB17518

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Whittingehame
NGR
NT 61765 74010
Coordinates
361765, 674010

Description

Probably 17th century. Lectern dovecot. Circa 26' x 15'

in plan, 30' high at rear. Red sandstone rubble, with

natural harling grey slates. Rat course encircling

dovecot and to N at ridge. 2 doorways on S side, with

2 square flight-holes above; 2 sets of 10 flight-holes at

mid-point of S pitch. 1394 nesting boxes inside. Lean-to

rubble slightly later rear addition, serving as buttress to

N, with pantile roof and slate eaves easing course.

Statement of Special Interest

Sited to SW of Ruchlaw House (listed separately) and probably contemporary. A less exceptional example of the lectern

dovecots which stand out in East Lothian, such as at

Bowerhouse, Dunbar, at Spott and at Biel.

References

Bibliography

TRANSACTIONS OF EAST LOTHIAN ANTIQUARIAN AND FIELD

NATURALISTS' SOCIETY vol II, pp18-19. RCAHMS Inventory, 217.

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