Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 18204 64183
318204, 864183


William Robertson, 1840-41. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay house. Modern harl, tooled and polished ashlar margins and dressings. Centre entrance with corniced ashlar doorpiece approached by 3 shallow steps. Long ground floor windows; regular 2-window E and W gable fenestration, some blind; ground floor window in W altered as glazed door; original margined 16-pane lying pane timber sash and case windows to ground floor; 1st floor windows replaced to match (1995). Margined coped end stacks; piended slate roof.

Circa 1965 2-storey rear extension with flat roof and entrance masked by modern glazed porch.

Single storey wing extended to form billiard room (1995). Piended glazed conservatory to W (1995).

INTERIOR: replacement chimneypiece (18th century) with composite mouldings added 1995.

Mid-later 18th century rubble stone walls enclose house and garden with tooled ashlar or rubble copes. Pair mid 19th century low gatepiers flank entrance. Lean-to rubble laundry and outbuildings abut garden wall at rear of house.

Statement of Special Interest

Former Church of Scotland manse. Manse and church were moved from Spynie to 'New Spynie' or Quarrywood (or Quarrelwood) in 1736; by the end of the 18th century 'the glebe and garden enclosed by stone walls'. The 1840 manse may have been built within the earlier garden walls.

Ceased being parish manse circa 1968.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1792-3, Witherington and Grant ed 1982), p. 695.


NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1835), p 99.

Moray District Record Office, XPEL A/13 pp 205-6, 271 (Presbytery Records).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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