Under Bolton Farm

© Copyright and database right 2015. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100020548.

Alternative Names Under Bolton Farm; Dovecot; Doocot
Canmore ID 56546
Site Number NT57SW 55
NGR NT 50695 70054
Former Region LOTHIAN
Former District EAST LOTHIAN
Former County EAST LOTHIAN
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Canmore Mapping
View this site on a map

Notes and Activities Click to sort results by Event date ascending

Archaeological Notes

NT57SW 55 50695 70054

Dovecot, Bolton: Attached to farm buildings at Bolton there is a cylindrical 18th century (J Whitaker 1938) dovecot with a conical slate roof surmounted by a fine wooden glover. It is 45ft in circumference and 25ft high; the random rubble walls are 1ft 9 ins thick. There are two string courses, one about 12ft up, the other just under the roof. The door is now nailed shut; Whitaker records 710 nests. Pigeons still occupy this dovecot, entering by the glover.
D C Bailey and M C Tindall 1963; C McWilliam 1978

NT 5069 7006. This dovecot is as described.
Visited by OS (BS) 8 July 1975

January 2008 to March 2008

Notes NT 50695 70054 An evaluation and Level 3 historic building recording were undertaken January–March 2008 prior to the farm’s redevelopment. The steading consists of two cart sheds with associated granaries, two cattle byres, a calf byre, a farm cottage, an ancillary stable, a possible former threshing barn and the remains of an 18th-century dovecot. The steading range dates to the 18th century, with several phases of rebuilding occurring during the 19th century, followed by considerable expansion in the 20th century. It is a typical 19th-century Lothian farm steading and its building history provides a good example of the type of expansion that took place in 18th- and 19th- century farms, in response to the economic growth of the agricultural industry in Lothian during this period.
Archive: RCAHMS (intended)
Funder: NGP Architects
Anya Rardin (AOC Archaeology Group), 2008

Further details

External Links

East Lothian Historic Environment Record

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): 32 Held at RCAHMS D.7.11.BAI

McWilliam, C E (1978a) Lothian except Edinburgh, The Buildings of Scotland series Harmondsworth
Page(s): 108 Held at RCAHMS Quick

Rardin, A (2008b) 'Under Bolton Farm Steading, Bolton, East Lothian (Bolton parish), standing building recording', Discovery Excav Scot, New, vol.9 Cathedral Communications Limited, Wiltshire, England.
Page(s): 60

Showing 3 from 4 ...show more
Charity SC026749