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Doo'cot Park

Representing part of the policies of Kincarrathie House in NE Perth, Doo'cot park was laid out as his private cricket ground by its owner whisky baron A.K. Bell (1868 - 1942). Gifted to the Gannochy Trust after his death for use by the public, it is now home to four cricket clubs and hosts junior cricket coaching schools and fixtures during the season. Doo'cot Park also provides nets for practice. The two pitches are maintained to a high standard by the Trust's groundsman and Estates team, and are reputed to be amongst the best in Scotland.

The ground includes a remarkable B-listed Arts-and-Crafts style cricket pavilion, the work of Smart, Stewart & Mitchell in 1924-25, the same architects who designed the nearby Gannochy estate. The rubble-built construction features wood-boarding on the upper storey and a red-pantile roof. At the southeastern end, facing the cricket pitches, is an octagonal club-room with two-storey veranda, featuring supporting columns and a balustrade formed of rustic logs. The pavilion was upgraded by the Gannochy Trust in 2008.

Kincarrathie Doo'cot is a lectern doo'cot dating from 1694. It extends to 7.2m (24 feet) by 4.1m (13 feet) and features the initials WSB - ISR on its skewputs. The nesting boxes for the pigeons have been removed from the inside and the structure is now used as a linesman's hut for the adjacent cricket pitches.


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