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RONGAI HOUSE (FORMER RAFFORD CHURCH OF SCOTLAND MANSE) AND STEADING (Ref:15591)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Rafford Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 25/04/1989.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 061 562.

Description

1817, with circa 1840 rear wing. SW facing, 2-storey over raised basement, 3-bay house with symmetrical frontage. Harled, tooled and polished ashlar margins and dressings. Centre door approached by splayed flight of steps oversailing raised basement; cast-iron handrail corniced and pilastered doorpiece, panelled door. 2 ground floor windows in W gable; lower 2-storey, 2-bay (circa 1840) rear wing. 2-pane glazing in main house, 12-pane at rear. Coped panelled end stacks; slate roof. STEADING: long low mainly single storey steading at rear of house. Harl pointed rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. 2-bay square-headed cartshed/gighouse with loft above. Slate roofs.

Notes

Ceased being Church of Scotland Manse in 1988. The small square single storey bungalow, sited behind the manse, now used as a church hall, is not included in listing.

References

THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.254.

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