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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
  • Burgh: Elgin

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 21822 62442
  • Coordinates321822, 862442


William Robertson, dated 1830. Ashlar to front, finely tooled

ashlar to canted bays and coursed rubble to flanks and to

2-storey, 1-bay wing to E: polished ashlar dressings.

2-storey, 3-bay villa with 2-storey canted bays projecting

on return elevations. Centre entrance fronted by

semi-circular portico with Greek-Doric columns. 2 flanking

windows with bracketted anthemion cornices, similarly

detailed 1st floor windows, pedimented at centre. Shallow

recessed wallface between windows and angle. 8-, 9- or

12-pane sashes; blind boxes; original cast-iron railings over

portico and canted bay balconies. Deep eaves, shallow

piended slate roof with paired centre chimneys.

Coursed and coped walls to Moss Street with 4 monolith

panelled gate piers and one pair ashlar end piers, each

having copes decorated with Greek key pattern border and

anthemion motif. Cast-iron gates.

Coped rubble garden walls.

Domestic ice-house in garden.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Mrs Grant of Elchies.

Advertisement for tenders for "cottage to be built

adjoining the Rothes Road" by William Roberton Architect, almost certainly refers to South Villa, William Robertson had extended

Western Elchies in 1828 besides other commissions for the

Grants of Elchies.

Former Item 155 (1981 Revised Lists).



ELGIN COURIER 12 Nov., 1830; advertisement for tenders.

J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED, (1868), p.208-9.

About Designations

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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