Moray HER - NJ13NE0011 - BALLINDALLOCH DOOCOT

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Primary ReferenceNJ13NE0011
NameBALLINDALLOCH DOOCOT
NRHE Card No.NJ13NE4
NRHE Numlink 15990
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 8450
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 1
Details A rectangular dovecot constructed in 1696, within the grounds of Ballindalloch Castle (NJ13NE0004). Measuring 8.7m by 4.5m, it has a wallhead height of 4.5m rising to an overall height of 9m. It is South facing, with a centre door and a small datestone above that is inscribed with the letter 'B'. The walls are built of uncoursed rubble, and the stone is bonded with mortar. The external angles have roughly squared dressings, with chamfered ashlar sandstone around the doorway. There are a pair of square flightholes above the upper rat course, the lower course is missing, and a similar flight hole in the West gable. The piended Banffshire slate roof is intact, and the dovecot is crowned by a later white painted weatherboard ridge cupola with 16 small flightholes and a pyramidal slate roof. Internally there are two chambers lined with 844 stone slab nesting boxes. It is similar to the Wester Elchies dovecot (NJ24SE0011).
Last Update05/03/2018
Updated Bycpalmer
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Date of Compilation 

Easting: 317746.179, Northing: 836729.974

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National Grid Reference: NJ 1774 3672



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
DOVECOTSRECTANGULAR A100
BOXESSTONENESTINGB100
RAT-LEDGES  C100
DATESTONES INSCRIBEDD100
CUPOLASRIDGE E100
DOORWAYSASHLARCHAMFEREDG100
DOORWAYSSANDSTONE H100
FLIGHT-HOLESSQUARE I100
ROOFSSLATEPIENDEDJ100
ROOFSPYRAMIDAL K100
CUPOLASTIMBERPAINTEDL100
DRESSINGS SQUAREDF100