Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 21944 62757
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

of Lesmurdie.

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.

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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