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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: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Drainie

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 18374 68867
  • Coordinates318374, 868867


Late 17th century. Mains farm, circular in plan around centre

court; rubble, ashlar dressings. Mainly 2-storey and loft,

though originally alternating four 2-storey with 4 single

storey blocks, all with lofts. Segmental headed entrance in

centre of N block, flanked by 4 similar arches to exterior,

now blocked, and 2 to interior, 5 small bipartites at 1st

floor of exterior above entrance, 3 similar in inner face.

Irregular fenestration; small windows in 1st floor; some

inserted windows; diminutive swept dormers; 4- and 12-pane


Corniced stacks; crowstepped gables; stone slate roof; stone

ridge; irregular roof heights. 3 exterior stairs provide

access to 1st floor.

Statement of Special Interest

Believed to have been built by Sir Robert Gordon 3rd Baronet,

1647-1704. Similar and contemporary "half round" at Dallas

Lodge, Moray, also property of Gordons of Gordonstoun in

late 17th century. Roof slates probably from quarries at

Dallas. Stable floor tiles re-used to pave forecourt.

Now serves residential, library and classroom requirements of Gordonstoun School.



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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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