MHG44781 - Dovecot - Mains of Ardersier


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  • DOVECOT (17th Century to 19th Century - 1601 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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A 4.9m square lean-to dovecot with two string courses, now roofless but with pigeon boxes intact. The W and E walls are both pierced by an unusual oval pigeon access hole. Probably late 17th - early 18th century date.
Visited by OS (A A) 15 September 1973.

The building was photographed by S Kruse during the ARCH Ardersier and Hilton Local Heritage Project in 2013. <1>

Ruins of early 18th century lectern dovecote close to house; approximately 600 nesting boxes, mural vents, rat courses; much overgrown with vegetation.
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Grid reference Centred NH 7850 5544 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH75NE
Civil Parish ARDERSIER
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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