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- Category: B
- Date Added: 25/04/1989
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Rafford
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 5657 56609
- Coordinates: 305657, 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
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