NT5985 : Tantallon Doocot

taken 13 years ago, near to Auldhame, East Lothian, Great Britain

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Tantallon Doocot
Tantallon Doocot
Of the lectern type, the most characteristic of Scotland. The doocot consists of a square tower with mono-pitch roof almost always sloping to the south, with crow-stepped gables, and entry holes horizontally across the roof.

Pigeons were farmed as a delicacy and were allowed to feed freely from the surrounding fields. However, attitudes changed and their feeding from crops was seen as a nuisance and doocots went into decline.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 April, 2006
Doocot   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5952 8500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:3.3678N 2:39.0938W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5952 8500
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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