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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rafford

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 9331 59299
  • Coordinates309331, 859299


Circa 1600. S facing lectern dovecot. Rubble, ashlar

dressings. Centre door in S elevation with chamfered margins

and small barred (now shuttered) window above. Square vent

with stone grill high in W gable; lower rat course missing

but upper returns around building, stepped up at NE angle

and again at SW to return about squat angle buttress

platform. Small set 4 flightholes under swept dormer; local

stone slate roof.

INTERIOR: 5:: stone nesting boxes line walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Dovecot sited close to Burgie Tower, 1602, now surrounded by

circa 1802 walled garden wall, which has been shaped to

exclude the cote. The angle platform at the SW is unusual

and its use not known; possibly as a stand for a water

receptacle or merely as an alighting ledge.



R Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp.23-4. Elizabeth

Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978), p.6.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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