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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: Lossiemouth

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 23868 71112
  • Coordinates323868, 871112


1851 (northern 6 bays) and 1860-70 (southern 4 bays including

harbour master's office and return elevation to Commerce


Long E facing range (to harbour) 3-storey, 10-bay, returning

with bowed angle, and single gable bay to Commerce Street.

Rubble, tooled ashlar and tooled rubble dressings. Blocked

entrance (now window) in bowed angle; corniced entrance with

flanking windows, mural barometer recess and regular


Warehouse ranges extend continuous with, and to N of, harbour

master's office (now incorporating Fisheries Museum). 9

segmental-headed ground floor entranes, some flanked by

shallow circular mural recesses for lifebelts (1860-70) and

those to northern bays with narrow shuttered windows (1851).

All with double-leaf plank doors except that at extreme N end

which is blocked.

Regular fenestration, low in 2nd floor, breaking wallhead as

gabletted dormers above harbour master's office. Corrugated

asbestos roof to N 6 bays; slightly higher slated roof with 2

coped ridge stacks at S 4 bays.

At rear 4 rubble forestairs serve 1st and 2nd floors,

oversailing ground floor and some 1st floor doorways as


Low single storey extension at N with corrugated asbestos


Statement of Special Interest

Harbour at Stotfield Point, Branderburgh, constructed 1837-9, superseding the earlier harbour fronting Clifton Road,

Lossiemouth. The earlier portion of the warehouse range

originally included stable accommodation. This block shows up

on George McWilliam's plan of Branderburgh, 1855 but not

the range which includes the harbour master's office which

appears on the 1st ed. OS 1870.

Upgraded B to A, 24.3.88.



Elgin Library, DAW P2534/1 and map no. 486, plan of

Branderburgh drawn by George McWilliam 1855. 1st ed. OS 1870.

FORRES GAZETTE 17 December 1851, p. 3, advertisement for

tenders for warehouse and stables.

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Listed Buildings

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