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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: 25/04/1989


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Forres

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 3611 56672
  • Coordinates303611, 856672


1899. Distillery complex including office block, mash house, still house, kiln, malt barn. Harl pointed rubble, tooled ashlar dressings, some brick, some whitewashed exterior walling.

Kiln with ogee slated roof and pagoda lovered apex vent. Tall red brick chimney, square on plan, with contrasting yellow brick quoins. Long 2-storey malt-barn with symmetrical 12-bay S elevation.

BONDED WAREHOUSES: range of 5 bonded warehouses with continuous gable ends; mainly single storey, but E block of 2-storeys.

DISTILLERY WORKER'S COTTAGES: 1899. 2 pairs 2-storey, 2-bay E facing houses. Brick walling at ground floor and dummy timber framing at 1st floor. Entrances in outer bays, Nos1 and 4 with gabled waether boarded porches; large segmental-headed ground floor front windows; large centre 2-window gabled dormers; varied glazing. Centre brick ridge stacks; jerkin-headed slate roofs with red pottery ridges.

Rear and gable end single storey additions.

Statement of Special Interest

Dallas Dhu Distillery is a Guardianship Monument in Care. It is

notable for survival of traditional whisky distilling

fittings and machinery.

2 houses (including manager's house) to N of Manachy Burn

not included in listing.

Scheduled Monument 24 January 2000.




(1977), p. 233.

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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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