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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: Removed


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971
  • Date Removed: 22/09/2016


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Duffus

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 17513 68651
  • Coordinates: 317513, 868651

Removal Reason

Dual designation


CHURCH: rectangular roofless church incorporating medieval

fabric, with base of 14th century tower at W gable and 16th

century porch at SW. Building remodelled and re-cast for

Presbyterian worship in earlier 18th century, probably 1739.

Rubble, ashlar dressings and margins.

4 earlier 18th century long square-headed windows light S

of hoodmould. Ribbed vaulted interior with centre boss.

elevation with single small gallery window in each outer bay

Entrance to church within porch closed by nail studded

and W gable. Centre rear forestair (to former gallery) and

double leaf plank door with hand wrought handle date 1739.

second forestair at E gable (leading to former laird's loft).

Various mural tablets set in church walls, both within and

Bellcote (probably 1739) at W gable apex.

without; also re-used fragments of carved stonework.

TOWER: base of tower at W gable with long pointed-headed

PARISH CROSS: probably 14th century. Tall, tapering stone

lancet window; vaulted interior.

shaft, square with chamfered angles; decorative carved band

PORCH: pointed-headed entrance with simple nook shafts,

near top; worn head. Original stepped stone base.

stylised quatrefoil detailing decorates moulding above

MORTHOUSE: dated 1830. Simple rectangular morthouse. Harl

imposts, stylised ball-flower ornamentation on upper edge

pointed rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings.

Entrance in S gable with dated and inscribed roundel above

lintel; squat apex finial, end stack at N.

BURIAL GROUND: walled burial ground. Various burial

enclosures including 18th century Dunbar enclosure; 17th,

18th, 19th century and subsequent tombstones.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 90106.

Church disused since 1869 when

it was superseded by new parish church.

Fine tombstones, particularly those dating from 18th century.

Morthouse roundel inscribed 'Mort House 1830'.




NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1835), p.41. Gordon Childe and

W Douglas Simpson, ANCIENT MONUMENTS, vi (Scotland: 1967),

p.107. J W Small, SCOTTISH MARKET CROSSES (1900), p1.101.

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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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