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Dollar Park: Appendix  I :


Arnotdale Doocot (SMR 4)

The doocot was built shortly after the house in 1834, as is testified by the date on a sundial set below the blank window on the south side.  Two doors on the N side of a square base, and a small window in each of the W and E walls suggest that the ground floor was used as a garden shed.

The upper floor is octagonal with blind arched windows in each side under a projecting cornice which carries the roof in a Greek Revival style. It is built of ashlar masonry placed upon a plain square string-course, whilst the masonry of the lower storey is of random rubble with dressed quoins. The roof is slated, ogee in form rising to a pointed spike which used to possess an iron trefoil finial. A small dormer in the roof, facing south towards the house, gives access for the birds.  This is one of three which formerly crowned the gracefully curved pitched roof, each with two dove openings.  The roof was re-slated in 1994.

Arnotdale doocot looking north-east.

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