Sites and Monument Record: South Bantaskine House Doocot (SMR 51)

An early 19th century doocot once stood to the E of the house. It consisted of a square lower structure, measuring 15 ft by 12 ft, with a large segmental arch, over which was an octagonal superstructure. Each face of the superstructure had a blind Gothic window, except that on the S above the arch which was pierced by ten bird holes and provided with perching ledges. The window on the E side functioned as an entrance, reached by a ladder. The lower floor was rubble built
whilst the upper storey was coursed. The slated roof was ogee shaped, surmounted by a finial composed of a metal ball on a pole. At some time a small dormer had been placed on the S side of the roof to provide additional access for the birds. Although it survived for some time after the demolition of the house, it too was demolished in c1968 by the District Council. The lower part of the structure formed the pend into the former stable block.

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