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Linlithgow Royal Doocot

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

Artist's Description

The Ross Doocot, in Learmonth Gardens, close to the Strawberry Bank area of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Doocot is the Scots word for a building devoted to the domestication of pigeons.

Built by the Barons Ross of Halkhead in the 16th century, to fattened pigeons as part of the winter diet, it is a circular beehive dovecot, containing 370 nesting boxes in its thick rubble walls, bound by three projecting rat-courses.

Learmonth Gardens commemorate Alexander Learmonth, Provost of Linlithgow, 1802-1807. A Provost is the Scots equivalent of a Mayor.

The Ross Doocot is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 37468).

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Related shots can be found at: Linlithgow, Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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