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Melville House Doocot

Lying immediately to the west of the Melville Gates roundabout, which forms an important junction between the A91 and A92 roads, the unusual Melville House Doocot is located a mile (1.5 km) south southeast of Monimail and 2 miles (3 km) north of Ladybank. This B-listed cylindrical tower was built around 1770 as a windmill to produce flour, but later converted to a doo-cot with the addition of a sloping crow-stepped cap. The tower rises to 7.6m (25 feet) above an artificial mound with a vaulted cellar below. Its walls are a metre (3 feet) in thickness. The doo-cot was restored by the Cupar and North Fife Preservation Society in 2007, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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