MHG2557 - Dovecot, Stemster House


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  • DOVECOT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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ND16SE0027 Stemster House
ND26SE0008 Stemster House, memorial
ND16SE0038 Stemster house, building and enclosure
JHooper, 20/09/2001

ND16SE 9 1831 6109.

(ND 1831 6109) Dovecot (NR) (remains of) OS 6" map, (1970)

A dilapidated dovecot stands N of Stemster House. It is 17ft 3ins square with span roof and crowstepped gables.
RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

This typical 17-18th century dovecot, now unroofed, is extant to a height of 4.5m. The crowstepped gables are no longer evident.
Visited by OS (R D) 11 November 1965.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 29 October 1981.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 5, No. 14 (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Beaton, E, 1978, 'Notes on four Caithness doocots', Caithness Fld Club Bulletin Vol. 2 1978, p.121-4, 122 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1198.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1831 6109 (10m by 9m)
Map sheet ND16SE
Civil Parish BOWER
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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