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FOCHABERS, THE OLD MANSELB1580

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Bellie
NGR
NJ 34496 58425
Coordinates
334496, 858425

Description

1822-3, probably William Robertson, Elgin. S facing house,

2 storeys and attic over raised basement, 3 bays. Harled,

tooled ashlar margins, polished ashlar dressings. Centre

door reached by splayed flight of steps oversailing raised

basement. Pilastered and corniced doorpiece (cornice

damaged), radial fanlight, panelled door with reeded

detailing to panelling.

Symmetrical fenestration both front and back, single windows

to each attic window; 2 later 19th century canted dormers.

12-pane glazing with slender astragals; 2- and 4-pane to

dormers.

Bandcourse between raised basement and ground floor; moulded

copes to panelled end stacks; graded Banffshire slate roof;

stone ridge.

INTERIOR: palmette decoration to cast-iron stair balusters;

corniced ceilings; some beaded panelled doors; reeded door

frames with angle rosettes to lintels.

Statement of Special Interest

A manse had been built close by the newly sited Bellie church

in 1788 (11 The Square) which reverted to the Duke of

Gordon's estates when the Minister, Rev John Anderson, who

combined the posts of Commissioner to the Duke of Gordon with

his ministry, demitted office as minister in 1819, thus

necessitating the construction of another manse. The site is

that of the glebe 'excambed' from Bellie circa 1780. The

story comes full circle when The Old Manse was sold in 1952

and No 11 The Square purchased in 1959 to serve again as

parish manse.

References

Bibliography

THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.120. THE NORTHERN

SCOT AND MORAY AND NAIRN EXPRESS 3 May, 1924. Scottish Record

Office GD/44/37/39. Further information by courtesy the

present owners.

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