Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

DRUMMUIR MAINS HOUSELB2301

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/03/1988
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Botriphnie
NGR
NJ 40664 44903
Coordinates
340664, 844903

Description

Early-mid 17th century, small Laird's house. 3-storey

cottage; whitewashed rubble, tooled rubble dressings.

frontage built against slope, with 2-storey rear; 3-bay

frontage remodelled 1902 and now entered at 1st floor level,

the centre entrance reached by light of stone steps

oversailing former ground floor entrance. Harl pointed

rubble, tooled rubble and ashlar dressings.

Narrow window to left of centre entrance, later square

window at right (former door). 2 pedimented dormers break

wallhead, to left with 17th century monogrammed pediment, to

right pediment of circa 1900. Later entrance to ground floor

at right of steps. Single window in SW gable with paired

small attic windows above; one similar attic window in NE

gable which also has blocked pair of round gun-loops and

re-set monogrammed pediment. 3 circular gun loops grouped

in triangular formation set in ground floor of rear elevation.

Chamfered margins to early windows; varied glazing. Coped

end stacks of slightly unequal size; Banffshire slate roof

in front, Welsh at rear.

INTERIOR: former ground floor retains centre entrance, now

masked by projecting outer stairs with substantial draw-bar

hole. Hollowed recess for circular stairwell in N angle

with associated splayed vent; rear, front and NE gable walls

all have splayed vents or loops; no evidence of fireplace.

Glazed triple gun loops light splayed opening in NE room;

otherwise no original features visible.

Statement of Special Interest

Adam Duff, merchant of Inverness, bought Drummuir in 1621.

Monogramm A A D on re-set pediments may be for Adam Duff

(d. 1682) and his wife Anne Abercromby. Chimney lintel

dated 1608 said to be masked by present fireplace

in NE room. Monogram TGD on c. 1900 pediment is for Thomas

Gordon-Duff, 1848-1923.

Drummuir Mains steading not included in listing.

References

Bibliography

Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND v (1970),

pp. 56-7. A and H Taylor, THE BOOK OF THE DUFFS ii (1914),

p. 365. BANFFSHIRE HERALD, 9 August 1902. National Monuments

Records of Scotland. Further information by courtesy

Drummuir Estate.

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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