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NORTH COLLEGE STREET, ELGIN CATHEDRAL ENCLOSING WALL AND GATESLB30853

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Elgin

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 22185 63051
  • Coordinates: 322185, 863051

Description

13th century; Gothic. Plan consists of presbytery,

chancel with aisles; nave and double aisles; 2 west

towers. Large pointed window (formerly) traceried

between towers at W, and portal. Main arcade and

clerestory (no triforium). Rib vaulted chancel aisle.

15th century chapter house to NE octagonal with rib

vaulted roof supported by central pier connected to

chancel by vestibule.

Rubble graveyard wall with rounded coping dating from 1807.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument.

Founded in 1224 as seat of Bishopric of Moray and

dedicated to Holy Trinity. Lead roof removed 1567; central

tower fell 1711 ruining nave and transepts.

Former Item 169 (1981 Revised List).

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross THE ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE OF

SCOTLAND, ii, p.121-45. H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND

PRESENT (1914), p.38-111. R G Cant HISTORIC ELGIN AND ITS

CATHEDRAL (1974), p.20-32.

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.

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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 www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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