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Hills of Dunipace, dovecote and remains of house 200m north east of

A Scheduled Monument in Bonnybridge and Larbert, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0159 / 56°0'57"N

Longitude: -3.8653 / 3°51'55"W

OS Eastings: 283812

OS Northings: 681904

OS Grid: NS838819

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.STVZ

Mapcode Global: WH4PT.L1KY

Entry Name: Hills of Dunipace, dovecote and remains of house 200m NE of

Scheduled Date: 27 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5378

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: doocote, dovecote, pigeon loft

Location: Dunipace

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Bonnybridge and Larbert

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


The monument consists of the remains of a 16th of 17th-century house which have been subsequently converted into a dovecote.

The structure is situated in a wooded area NE of Dunipace cemetry. All that survives of the house is an external roofless stair tower and a small portion of walling on the S containing an arched opening with a segmental head and a doorway above (both blocked). A large portion of the E side has fallen. The W exterior of the tower is partly octagonal with moulded string courses at first and second floor levels. Above this the tower is circular having been heightened when it was converted to a dovecote. The masonry is rubble with neatly squared dressings. Internally the tower has been lined with stone nests. There is a blocked entrance in the W wall.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular, measuring a maximum of 30m E-W by 20m N-S, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a fragment of a house of late medieval/early modern date which preserves evidence and has the potential to provide evidence through further excavation for domestic architecture, social organisation and material culture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NS88SW 19.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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