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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 22221 62756
  • Coordinates322221, 862756


Archibald Simpson, 1830-33. Greek Revival. Large

2-storey H-plan main range with school to S. Polished

ashlar to front (N) facade, finely tooled ashlar to flanks,

polished ashlar dressings. 14-bay main elevation, the

outer 3 bays being advanced and pedimented. Centre

Ionic portico, distyle in antis with frieze, cornice, and

block pediment supporting sculptured figures. Set back

behind pediment circular domed cupola on square plinth,

with 8 Corinthian pilasters between louvred openings.

West elevation: 7 bays, and 2nd and 6th bays being

advanced with hexastyle Roman Doric portico between.

Lying-pane glazing. Corniced stacks; shallow piended

slate roof.

INTERIOR: domed and pilastered entrance hall with coffered

ceiling; plain staircase.

Pair single monolith panelled gatepiers; square copes

with egg and dart frieze. Cast-iron railings.

Coursed rubble garden walls with dressed copes.

Statement of Special Interest

Founded by Lieutenant General Anderson (1746-1824)

as school for young and home for old. Sculpture over

portico depicts Gen Anderson giving food to old and learning

to youth.

Inscription above portico reads "Elgin Institution for

Support of Old Age and Education of Youth".

For School, now East End School, see Institution Road.

Former Item 22 (1981 Revised List).



H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914) p.125-126.

INVERNESS JOURNAL, Jan 15, 1830. Further information by

courtesy of The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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.

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