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ALTYRE, 1-8 (INCLUSIVE NOS), FORESTERS' COTTAGES (COTHALL COTTAGES) (Ref:15599)

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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 020 548.

Description

John Kinross, dated 1900. 2-storey range of 6 2-bay houses with nos 1 and 8 in advanced gabled outer wings, formerly bothy (N) and laundry (S). Mixed random rubble, contrasting finely tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Paired doorways in centre block, each with simple ornamentation and roll-moulding to doorpiece, flanked by 4-light window, each window with thicker centre mullion. Similar entrances in N and S gables, serving nos 1 and 8, at no 1 with monogrammed plaque above. 6 gabled wallhead dormers, each with windows similar to ground floor. Outer bays with pair hoodmoulded 4-light windows at no 1 and off-centre hoodmoulded and heavily labelled tripartite in ground floor of no 8 with carved detailing to 1st floor window lintel. Regular rear elevation; datestone in rear gable of no 8. Original leaded quarries to casement windows, though some re-glazing in rear of no 8 (former laundry). Substantial stacks with moulded copes rise through roof at rear and at wallheads of outer wings; stone slate roofs. INTERIOR: spacious rooms; simple wooden balusters to staircases; shaped corbels support joisted ceilings in ground floor front rooms; wrought-iron heart-shaped window fastenings; no 7 has original enamelled open hearth/cooker.

Notes

Monogram over door of no 1 Cothall cottages FJGC for Florence Josephine Gordon Cumming.

References

Charles McKean, THE DISTRICT OF MORAY, AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1987), p.54.

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