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PITTENDREICH DOVECOTLB8439

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 16/01/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Elgin

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 19567 61255
  • Coordinates: 319567, 861255

Description

Probably 16th century, almost square dovecot; harled over

rubble and clay mortar. Low centre door in S elevation,

double checked for external and internal opening doors;

blocked vent above. Double pitched roof of large flagstones

supported by two stone arches with stone purlins 2 low

ridge openings for bird access; apex stone ball finials.

INTERIOR: over 800 good stone nesting boxes. Later tie beam.

Measure 20' x 19'6" (6.10m x 5.80m) on plan.

Statement of Special Interest

Most unusual roof construction. Similar to dovecote at

nearby New Spynie; no other examples known. Flat skews may

be later replacement. Restored 1920 and 1927.

Upgraded B to A 9.11.87

References

Bibliography

R Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp. 40-41.

Elizabeth Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978) pp. 3, 24.

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