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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
  • Group Category Details: A - 7, 8, 9
  • Date Added: 31/05/1974


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Burghead

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 10832 69081
  • Coordinates: 310832, 869081


Circa 1810. 4-storey, 5-bay SW facing (to harbour) warehouse built into side of hill with raised 1st floor access at rear to Granary Street. Tooled rubble, tooled ashlar dressings.

Harbour frontage with centre round-headed keystoned entrance and similar loading door above (now blocked). Regular fenestration (mostly blocked) with small loft windows in upper storey.

Rear: 3-storey, 3-bay rear, with centre 1st floor entrance (blocked) reached by stone forestair. Widened ground floor entrance.

Coped end stacks; slate roof; stone ridge.

Statement of Special Interest

Burghead harbour, in its present form, dates its development from 1805 onwards, for the passage of grain, potatoes, timber, manures, coal and, in mid 19th century, as a fishing port. The warehouses would have been for the storage of incoming and outgoing goods.

Upgraded: B to A 24.3.88

List description updated 2010 following information from the local authority that the building has been converted into four flats. Statutory address previously read, "94 Granary Street Warehouse (facing N Quay)".



J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), pp. 287-8.

About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

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 planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see 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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