Listed Building

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PRESTON, PRESTON TOWER DOVECOTLB17531

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
05/02/1971
Date Removed:
26/10/2015
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Prestonpans
NGR
NT 39003 74157
Coordinates
339003, 674157

Removal Reason

Dual designation.

Description

Late 16th century. Rectangular-plan, lectern dovecot.

Rubble sandstone, with polished and tooled ashlar dressings. Long and short surrounds to doorway. Long and short quoins. Doorway centred to S elevation, with studded, vertically-boarded timber door. Continuous thumbnail bead rat course. Barred oculi above rat course, centred to S elevation. Blank side and rear elevations. Graded grey slate roof, stepped up to incorporate horizontal timber board, with 9 evenly-spaced round-arched flight ports. Crowstepped skews, with beak skewputts. N wall surmounted by 3 evenly-spaced plinths, with ball finials now missing.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1999. Contains over 1,000 stone nests.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument (scheduled with Tower 13.12.2001). A Group with Preston Tower and Preston Tower Walls and Gatepiers (see separate listings). Evidence of sea shells used in mortar.

References

Bibliography

RCAHMS, INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF EAST LOTHIAN (1924), p102; C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978), p393; T Buxbaum, SCOTTISH DOOCOTS (1987), p 30.

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