Sites and Monument Record: Kinneil House Doocot (SMR 32)

An estate plan of 1875 shows an aviary adjacent to a kennel block in the open space at the centre of the 17th century plantation of Kinneil Wood. Duchess Anne had 2 doocots erected at Hamilton in the 1680s and it may be assumed that this one was also constructed during her improvements to the estate. It cannot have lasted long as its location in a wood would have left the pigeons pray to larger birds.Nothing now remains to be seen.

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