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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.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/10/1976


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rothiemay

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 55122 48430
  • Coordinates355122, 848430


Circa 1740. Long 2-storey kiln barn with long elevations

N and S. Mixed pinned and harl pointed rubble, tooled

granite dressings. Centre door flanked by vents; opposite

door in rear wall (for winnowing); 4 loft windows N and

S, kiln taking up one quarter of internal space at W of

building with small vents below eaves, N, S and W. Piended

roof with dormered loading door at E gable; some

alterations at E end for conversion of ground floor as

cottage in 19th century. Ridge stack for kiln and later

ridge cottage stack; piended local slate roof

deteriorating at SW.

INTERIOR: double-leaf plank doors hinged in centre (to

control draught for winnowing); drawbar holes to each

entrance, mural aumbry close to S door. Circular kiln bowl

with 2 openings into kiln, one above the other; original

smoke blackened 'kiln-sticks' now boarded over to make

floor at 1st floor level; stone mural chute from kiln

floor to ground floor. Storage loft with wooden shutters

to 8 windows with cills at floor level; pegged timber

roof with ashlar and sole plates at wallhead.

Statement of Special Interest

William Duff, Lord of Braco bought Rothiemay in 1741,

dying 1763; the barn is known to have been built during

his lifetime. This kiln barn is a rare survival, the

conversion of part of the E end as a gardener's cottage

in no way obscuring the functional nature of the building.

There is one other kiln barn in Moray District, now Bow

Cottage, Ballindalloch and one similar building, at

Sandside, Caithness. Change of Category B to A 25.4.89.



H Gordon Slade, "Rothiemay: an 18th century kiln barn',

VERNACULAR BUILDING 4 (1978), pp. 21-27.

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