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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: 16/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Elgin

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 19567 61255
  • Coordinates319567, 861255


Probably 16th century, almost square dovecot; harled over

rubble and clay mortar. Low centre door in S elevation,

double checked for external and internal opening doors;

blocked vent above. Double pitched roof of large flagstones

supported by two stone arches with stone purlins 2 low

ridge openings for bird access; apex stone ball finials.

INTERIOR: over 800 good stone nesting boxes. Later tie beam.

Measure 20' x 19'6" (6.10m x 5.80m) on plan.

Statement of Special Interest

Most unusual roof construction. Similar to dovecote at

nearby New Spynie; no other examples known. Flat skews may

be later replacement. Restored 1920 and 1927.

Upgraded B to A 9.11.87



R Douglas, THE DOVECOTES OF MORAY (1931), pp. 40-41.

Elizabeth Beaton, THE DOOCOTS OF MORAY (1978) pp. 3, 24.

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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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