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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

ALTYRE, STABLESReference: LB15607

Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - 16
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 3681 54656
  • Coordinates303681, 854656


John Kinross, dated 1902. Single storey and loft and 2-storey

courtyard stable, carriage house and dwelling range; small

U-plan court at NE. Random rubble, contrasting finely tooled

and polished ashlar dressings. Round-headed ribbed and

hoodmoulded entrance arch in centre of W elevation, flanked

at left by 4-bay stable block and right by asymmetrical 3-bay

dwelling with gabled wallhead bipartite, the gabled with

decorative carved datestone.

Symmetrical 10-bay single storey S facing elevation with

gabled end bays raised to 2 storeys. Irregular gabled

2-storey house projects at NE with N entrance gable and

abutting small courtyard with E entrance flanked by square

tooled ashlar gatepiers with stepped pyramidal caps.

2-storey stair turret with bellcast conical slated roof

projects from N elevation.

Inside face of courtyard (linked by passage to NE court)

punctuated with doorways to stables and dwellings; also wide

entrances in E and S ranges to former carriage houses with

joggled lintels and now closed by wide windows. A profusion

of discreet carving decorates gabletted wallhead dormers,

often with stepped and moulded detailing at wallhead;

monogrammed plaques and coats of arms; roll moulding to

doorways and window openings. Double and single oak doors

with wrought-iron furniture; multi-pane glazing. Square

leaded louvred ridge cupola; moulded coped to ridge stacks;

stone slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Stable range re-place former stables S of present cattle court

(on site of demolished Altyre House).

Monograms FJG and WGGC for Florence Josephine Garner and

William Gordon Gordon Cumming.



Catalogue of Royal Scottish Academy exhibition, 1902.

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Listed Buildings

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