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Bo'ness, Bridgeness, Grange House, Dovecot

A Category B Listed Building in Bo'Ness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0144 / 56°0'51"N

Longitude: -3.5831 / 3°34'59"W

OS Eastings: 301401

OS Northings: 681289

OS Grid: NT014812

Mapcode National: GBR 1S.T4Z2

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.X3X4

Entry Name: Bo'ness, Bridgeness, Grange House, Dovecot

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357882

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22336

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bo'Ness

County: Falkirk

Town: Bo'Ness

Locality: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian

Description

Possibly late 17th century to early 18th century large lectern type rectangular plan dovecot with 18th to 19th century alterations to form housing for winding engine for nearby mining shaft. Rubble sandstone with red brick patching. Large round-arched openings to N and S. Tall slender round-arched opening to W.

INTERIOR: upper part has 415 brick nest boxes resting on stone slabs.

WALL AND CAPPED PIT SHAFT: section of rubble wall to S. Low circular sandstone rubble capped pit shaft with brick infill and flat concrete cap to W.

Statement of Interest

Important both as an impressive large dovecot which serves as a landmark in what is now Kinningars Park and as part of Bo'ness' mining history. It was the dovecot for Old Grange House, seat of the Cadells, which originally stood some distance to the W. New Grange House (now much altered) to the N had its own dovecot (no longer extant) as shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. The dovecot was altered to form a convenient housing for winding engine gear for the adjacent mine of which the capped pit shaft remains. This extra function was probably redundant by the 1850s. On the 1st edition map it is cited as a 'Dove Cot' and the shaft as an 'Old Pit'.

Category changed from C(S) to B, 23 March 2006.

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