Sites and Monument Record: Powfoulis Stables Doocot (SMR 50)

Description
The former coachman's house posses a corbelled dovecote tower attached to its SE corner at the foot of a crow-stepped gable. It is a very pleasing example of the Scottish Baronial style current in the middle of the 19th century. The slated roof of the tower is steeply pitched and terminates in a weather vane. The lower portion has now been converted into a wardrobe, but some of the original mechanism for closing off the external entrance holes, in order to facilitate harvesting, still remains in the upper part. It formerly possessed 156 wooden nests which extended from 5 ft 6 ins above the ground up to the ceiling.
Although the internal diameter is only just greater than 12 ft it also had a wooden ladder of 22 rungs. It is presently well maintained.

Object detail

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Site conservation date
Circa 1850
Site grid ref
NS 9184 8570
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