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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.

50-52 HIGH STREETReference: LB30780

Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 20/08/1981


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Elgin

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 21723 62862
  • Coordinates321723, 862862


Dated 1694; 3-storey and attic, 3-bay merchant's house

with arcaded ground floor; harled rubble, stone

margins. 4 round-headed arches in ground floor (one

leading to pend) resting on squat pillars with square

moulded capitals. 1st and 2nd floor windows slightly

enlarged in early 19th century, with tooled margins;

attic window E gable with original roll moulding; 2 swept

dormers in stone slab roof; 3 smiliar dormers of varying

size to rear; crowsteps; moulded copes to gables chimneys.

Contemporary 3-storey irregular 2-bay gabled and crowstepped

wing to rear with 2 chamfered foorways, one

probably giving on to scale and plat stair. No remaining

original internal features except portions of stair.

Further 2-storey, 3-bay building of 17/18th century date

giving onto close; rubble with chamfered mouldings to door

and windows. Large later 19th century warehouse of 2

storeys, 6 bays. Rubble, stugged and tooled dressings.

Single storey 3-bay side elevation of 48 High Street flanks


Statement of Special Interest

Dated on skewputts, in initials AO and IH for Andrew

Ogilvie, merchant, and Janet Hay his wife. Cobbled and

paved pend and close with stone runnels.

Former Item 95 (1981 Revised List).



H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914), p.10. R G

Cant and I G Lindsay, OLD ELGIN (1945, 1954 ed), p.20.

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