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Fountainhall or Penkaet Castle

Penkaet Castle © The Editors of The Gazetteer for Scotland

Fountainhall or Penkaet Castle is a Category A Listed building (listed in 1971), and it was built over 400 years ago. It is a fine example of a Laird’s home, which like many homes of this era has subsequently undergone several grouped phases of building, resulting in four interlocked blocks of cream sandstone buildings with [...]

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Dovecotes of Pencaitland

There are at least two ancient dovecotes in Pencaitland parish, one on the Penkaet (Fountainhall) estate, and the other situated in a grass park near the Trevelyan Hall.  The structure of the former belongs to the usual type crow-stepped lateral walls and a steep pitched roof, though the roof is now gone.  There are 180 [...]

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