Tealing Dovecot & Earth House

Angus | Tealing | Historic buildings | ★★

[Tealing doocot]

On its long descent from the Sidlaw Hills towards Dundee, a sign on the A90 dual carriageway points west along a minor road to the quiet village of Tealing. Historic Environment Scotland cares for two properties here a few minutes' walk apart from each other. First is a picturesque, lectern doocot complete with its nesting boxes, probably built in 1595 by the local Maxwell family. The other item of interest is a curved souterrain, probably constructed to store grain or other supplies during the Roman occupation of the area but now open to the elements.

[Tealing souterrain]

Location & info

📌 Tealing Dovecot ★★
Off minor road, Tealing village centre, G.R.: NO 413381 ///listed.bind.posed
Always open | Free

📌 Tealing Earth House
Off minor road, west side of Tealing, G.R.: NO 412381 ///paths.demand.stow
Probably always open (official website states summer only) | Free

💬 Park as for the doocot above. From here it's a 2-min walk to the Earth House: follow the track west over Tealing Burn, then north (right) on a narrow footpath.

[Nesting boxes inside the doocot]


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