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- Category: A
- Date Added: 26/01/1971
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Burgh: Elgin
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 21944 62757
- Coordinates: 321944, 862757
Late 15th century, restored 1896; John Kinross, architect.
Oblong and aisless, orientated E/W. Large Y-tracery windows
to end gables; narrower to flanks; 3 small ogee-headed
windows high at E end of S wall. All random rubble; ashlar
dressings; moulded eaves course with cast-iron fretted
frieze; Caithness slate roof.
INTERIOR: All interior fittings including barrel vaulted
wooden ceiling, large rood screen, and carved oak choir
stalls of 1896. 18th century grave slabs of the King family
Statement of Special Interest
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Greyfriars founded
1479 on site of previous Franciscan convent. Owned by
General Stewart King of Lesmurdie during 19th century; sold
to Sisters of Mercy 1891; restored by Marquess of Bute;
completed by his son, Lord Colum Crichton Stuart. Church
abuts onto Greyfriars Street.
Former Item 1 (1981 Revised List)..
H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914), p.136,
142-44. National Monuments Record of Scotland. Further
information courtesy The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.
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