Phantassie, Dovecot

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Alternative Names Phantassie Dovecot; Phantassie House Policies
Canmore ID 56211
Site Number NT57NE 13
NGR NT 59682 77404
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District EAST LOTHIAN
Former County EAST LOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Architectural Notes


National Library
Country Life 16 Oct. 1942 - Article and photographs.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Country Life 26 Nov. 1953 - page 1732.

Notes and Activities

Archaeological Notes

NT57NE 13 59682 77404

For (associated) Phantassie house and steading, see NT57NE 39 and NT57NE 40 respectively.

(NT 5968 7740) Dovecot (NR) (NTS)
OS 6" map (1968)

Dovecot, Phantassie: This 16th century beehive type dovecot measures 56ft in circumference, with walls 4 1/2ft thick. Its sloping, S-facing slate roof, which has a large dormer in its centre, is enclosed by a horse-shoe shaped parapet. There are sixteen flight holes just above the topmost of three string courses, and eight others in the dormer. Internally, its 544 nest boxes and fixed ladders are in good repair.
J Whitaker 1938; D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963; R Prentice 1976; C McWilliam 1978

When seen in 1962, this dovecot, as described by the previous authorities, was in a very good state of preservation.
Visited by OS (WDJ) 25 October 1962.

External Links

East Lothian Historic Environment Record

Books and References

Bailey and Tindall, D C and M C (1963) 'Dovecots of East Lothian', Trans Ancient Monuments Soc, New, vol.11
Page(s): 43 Held at RCAHMS D.7.11.BAI

Baldwin, J (1997) Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders, Exploring Scotland's Heritage series Edinburgh
Page(s): 86-7 No. 24 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

Baldwin, J R (1985) Exploring Scotland's heritage: Lothian and the Borders, Exploring Scotland's heritage series Edinburgh
Page(s): 49-50, no. 19 Held at RCAHMS A.1.4.HER

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