Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

WINDSOR HOUSE (FORMER CHURCH OF SCOTLAND MANSE), STEADING AND WALLED GARDENLB2332

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/04/1989
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Alves
NGR
NJ 13407 62956
Coordinates
313407, 862956

Description

Probably William Robertson, Elgin, 1832-5. S facing,

2-storey over raised basement, 3-bay house. Harl pointed

rubble, harled flanks, polished ashlar margins and

dressings. Centre entrance with corniced and pilastered

doorpiece, rectangular fanlight and panelled door. 2

ground floor and 1st floor window in W gable. 12-pane

glazing; twin coped ridge stacks; shallow piended slate

roof with projecting soffitted eaves.

INTERIOR: slender wooden balusters to staircases:

panelled window shutters.

STEADING: also probably William Robertson, 1829. L-plan

range, rubble, contrasting tooled ashlar dressings.

Single storey and loft, 4-bay stable and gighouse with

long elevation facing W and with modern garage doors

closing 2 former gighouse entrances; 4 loft windows

with later shutters. Further single storey byre range

at right angles. Piended slate roofs.

WALLED GARDEN: 1830. Sited between steading and house.

Rubble walled garden with tooled ashlar cope.

Statement of Special Interest

Before 1829 the manse of Alves was in a ruinous state

and the Minister granted (1829) $40 per annum in lieu of

manse until 1834 when the new manse was to be completed

on a site westwards of the old. The new site was agreed

for the new steading and walled garden by 1829 and these

were completed before the manse which was finished in

1835.

William Robertson is known to have worked for Mr

Alexander Forteath of Newton, one of the Heritors and

probably for Miss Brodie of Milton Brodie, another

Heritor.

References

Bibliography

ELGIN COURIER, May 22, 1829 and Feb. 19, 1830. NEW

STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1835), p.111. William Cramond,

THE CHURCH OF ALVES (1900), p.112. Moray District

Record Office XPE1 A2/12/377-398 and A2/13/4-36

(Presbytery Records). Plans (minor alterations 1900-8),

Elgin Library DAW P49.

About Listed Buildings

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