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ALTYRE HOUSE (FORMERLY BLAIRS HOUSE)LB15577

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/04/1989
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Rafford
NGR
NJ 2765 54978
Coordinates
302765, 854978

Description

W L Carruthers, circa 1895, enlarged 1931. Long rambling

gabled S facing 2-storey house with E gable entrance front.

Harled, contrasting tooled ashlar margins and dressings.

Irregular wide 5-bay S garden front with bays linked by

continuous bandcourse between ground and 1st floors. Gabled

entrance front at E with off-centre recessed entrance porch.

Gabled rear (facing entrance drive) with single 2-storey

ashlar fronted gabled bays at NE. Some hoodmoulded

fenestration; multi-pane glazing to casement windows. Coped

ridge and wallhead stacks; stone slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Former Episcopal Parsonage for priest serving Altyre

Episcopal church; enlarged 1931 when the Gordon Cumming

family abandoned Altyre House, which was demolished in 1962.

References

Bibliography

Charles McKean, THE DISTRICT OF MORAY, AN ILLUSTRATED

ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1987), pp.53-4. National Monuments

Record of Scotland.

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.

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