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- Category: A
- Date Added: 26/01/1971
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Burgh: Elgin
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 22114 63095
- Coordinates: 322114, 863095
16th century; rectangular 3-storey block, stair tower to
S gable with small wheel stair, corbelled out upper stage
N elevation. Later ruinous wing to SW. Rubble;
re-roofed later 19th century. Gabletted crowsteps; one
skewputt with arms of Patrick Hepburn dated 1557;
another with double faced mask. Small windows; some
blocked. Various coats of arms.
Statement of Special Interest
More correctly it is likely that this was the Precentor's
Manse, where the Bishop might have lodged when visiting
the Cathedral from Spynie Palace.
SW wing appears added by Earl of Dunfermline late 17th
century; house renamed Dunfermline House. Unexecuted scheme
for restoration by R Rowand Anderson, 1892; plans
and drawings with Chief Executive, Moray District and
Former Item 170 (1981 Revised List).
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
MacGibbon and Ross CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF
SCOTLAND, ii, p.58-60. R G Cant and I G Lindsay, OLD ELGIN
(1945, 1954 ed), p.12-13.
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