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Type of record:Building
Name:Boath Dovecot, Dooket Hill, Auldearn


Old Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland Council© Please contact Highland Council for details(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council


Colour photograph  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 274 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 9172 5562
Map Sheet:NH95NW
Civil Parish:AULDEARN
Geographical Area:NAIRN

Monument Types

  • DOVECOT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (B) 1648: Boath Dovecote


  • Survival: ROOFED BUILDING (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG7224
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 15562
  • Non-Statutory Register (R)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH95NW0008

Full description

Site photographed by Christine Yuil, 10/2002. See Hlink.
J Aikten : 22/1/04

See also:
NH95NW0026 House
NH95NW0042 Steading, etc

JHooper, 14/12/2001

NH95NW 8 9172 5562.
Dovecot (NAT) OS 6" map (1906)

Boath Dovecot is 17th century and is now property of the National Trust for Scotland. NTS List 1959

Boath Dovecot, situated on Castle or Dooket Hill, is circular, with an external diameter of 5.7m. It has one string course, and has been extensively modernised and re-roofed.
Visited by OS (RD) 22 November 1965

Dooket Hill, Auldern, Highland: Archaeological Evaluation , Report No.450. By Bruce Glendinning BSc AIFA. 12/1/99.

This report presents the results of a programme of geophysical survey, and excavation carried out by Centre for Field Archaeology (CFA) in December 1998 on site of a proposed development on SW slope of Dooket Hill, Auldearn (NGR:NH 917 556). The work was commissioned by Auldearn Council, and carried out in consultation with Highland Council Archaeology Service.
The excavation revealed several features of archaeological interest, most of these were isolated pits and gullies.
J Aitken : 13/13/00.

NAI Local Plan, Dec 2000: P39/5.2. Prospects - interpretive and visitor facilities at the Doocot.
J Aitken : 05/06/01.

See Report 535. J Aitken : 03/07/02.

Boath Dovecote, Auldearn. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13304.

Boath Dovecote, Auldearn. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13305.

Bruce Glendinning BSc AIFA, 12/1/99, Dooket Hill, Auldern,Highland: Archaeological Evaluation

Report No.450 (Text/Report). SHG2000.

Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 71, no.29 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.

Related Monument/Building records

MHG7064Part of: Castle of Auldearn, Dooket Hill (Monument)

Related Investigations - none

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