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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: B
  • Date Added: 25/04/1989


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rafford

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 5657 56609
  • Coordinates305657, 856609


Later 18th century. SE facing 2-storey, 3-bay house with

later single storey, 3-bay wings at NE and SW gables. Harled,

tooled ashlar margins, contrasting painted reveals. Centre

door masked by later gabled porch. Centre door in SW wing now

blocked as storey; 2- and 4-pane glazing. Later 18th century

moulded copes to end panelled stacks on main house; slate


INTERIOR: 18th century panelled window shutters.

Statement of Special Interest

Mound at rear of house known as 'Lady Duff's tomb'. The

moated mound is possibly an early fort; ruined squared

masonry semi-subterranean structure on top may have been

burial tomb. The Duff family (Earls of Fife) owned Blervie

Castle and surrounding land during later 18th and 19th

centuries. Site of late 18th century distillery; house

probably that of manager and listed Category B for historic

interest. Distillery farms are unusual in terms of

agricultural history.



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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