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This building is in the Moray Council and the Alves 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 9205 6295.


S facade of 1835-40 in style of William Robertson of

Elgin, fronting and infilling early-mid 18th century

2-storey and attic U-plan courtyard house of 2 or more

builds. Frontage rendered and lined as ashlar, harled or

harl pointed flanks and rear, tooled and polished ashlar

dressings and margins.

Mainly single storey 7-bay S front screens earlier rear

with centre door with narrow side lights; tetrastyle

Ionic porch with monolith columns; long paired flanking

windows (lighting drawing room left and dining room

right); outer bays (formerly gable ends of flanking

wings of earlier house) with slightly advanced 2-storey

pedimented window sections rising above wallhead with

anthemion acroteria, supported by ornate scroll

brackets; shallow aprons to corniced ground floor

windows in moulded lugged surrounds; paired stacks

crown pediments. End bays linked by continuous cornice

and blocking course.

W elevation comprises 2 x 2-storey and attic, 3-bay

blocks, that to SW dating from late 18th century (with

centre door) and at NW dated 1900, both blocks linked

by set-back W gable of original 2-storey and attic

house, forming small U-plan court.

Irregular rear with projecting gabled stairwell.

Lying-pane glazing in S front (partially blind windows

in outer bays); 12-pane glazing elsewhere. Paired square

ashlar end and ridge stacks in front, various coped end

stacks elsewhere; early 18th century cavetto skewputts

on earliest portion of house; slate roofs.

INTERIOR: wide entrance hall with drawing room left and

dining room right (all 1835-40).

DRAWING ROOM: tall double doors with corniced overdoor;

carved wooden chimneypiece with marble slips; decorative

plaster ceiling cornice with anthemion design.

DINING ROOM: similar paired doors as drawing room; Ionic

columned screen; simple ceiling cornice; white painted

chimneypiece with marble slips.

18th century fielded panelled doors and window shutters

survive in older part of house which has low ceilinged


GATEPIERS: 2 pairs of mid 18th century gatepiers,

flanking E and S entrances. Square, polished ashlar with

shaped caps and ball finials on attenuated bases.


Milton Brodie House built on old site, part of lands of Kinloss Abbey. During 18th century it was called Windyhills, also the name of a property in Grange Parish, which was itself the Grange of Kinloss. James Brodie of Windyhills died in 1741, leaving the estate to his relation, George Brodie whose father had sold his estate of Milton (now Miltonduff) to the Duffs of Braco; the Brodies re-named Windyhills Milton Brodie. In 1798 the house was 'not modern (but) indicating neat internal accommodation'; by 1842 it had 'lately received considerable additions and improvements'. Walled garden and gazebo no longer belong to house; the gazebo is listed separately. The walled garden is not included in listing. Small gutted cottage, sited to N of mansion and known as 'The Penitentiary' incorporates late 17th or 18th century fabric, remodelled in 19th century. Skewputt has very worn date, possibly 1691. Not included in listing. Lectern dovecot dated 1769 which formerly belonged to house demolished during 1960's. Change of Category B to A, 25.4.89.


Lachlan Shaw, THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF MORAY (1775), pp.86-7. Anon, SURVEY OF THE PROVINCE OF MORAY (1798), p.146. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii. (1835), p.104. FORRES GAZETTE, 5 Aug 1842, p.1 and 4 May 1844, p.1. J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.108.

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