NT3872 : Doocot at Dolphingstone

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

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Doocot at Dolphingstone
Doocot at Dolphingstone
The first doocots built in Scotland were the beehive doocots that appeared in the 16th century, typically circular-plan conical structures with pigeon access to the central chamber by means of an oculus opening at the building's apex. The Dolphingstone Doocot, originally connected with the late 17th century, now ruined, Cowthrople House, has the remains of a cupola evident on its roof, and evidence of shells being used in the structure's mortar. This 17th century, beehive type dovecot measures 51ft in circumference at the base. It has a flattish domed roof and two string courses. There is an entry for pigeons through an opening in the centre of the roof, and two other openings in the wall, about 2ft square. No nests remain.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 19 April, 2006
Doocot   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 381 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6004N 2:59.5569W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 381 727
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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