1 HIGH STREET, ELGIN MUSEUM AND MUSEUM HALL (Ref:30714)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 219 629.
Thomas Mackenzie, 1842. Additions, 1896. Alterations and additions, A Marshall Mackenzie and Son, 1920. Italianate; all polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor. Museum rising through 2 storeys, 3 stage square tower to E with shallow pyramidal roof and 3 round chimneys linked by coping. Square central porch in front (S) gable; 3 tall round-headed windows above moulded cill course with band course at springing continuing across tower. Single storey wing to right; lunette clerestory N and S. Tower, S elevation; 1st floor window with blind balustrade, pilaster strips and bracketted cornice; lunette at base of 3rd stage with 3 tall round-headed windows above (2 outer blind); E elevation as S, but 1st floor window and lunette blind. INTERIOR: original main hall with gallery on 3 sides approached by T-plan staircase near original colour scheme restored 1979. Additional hall to N (1896), rubble with top light. Museum Hall (dated 1921); single storey; ashlar; some channelled pilasters; corniced entrance on S elevation.
Corner site with High Street and North College Street.
Property of The Moray Society, formerly The Elgin and
Morayshire Literary and Scientific Associated founded 1836.
Tower contained custodian's quarters, now gutted.
Former Item 29 (1981 Revised List).
H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT, p20-21. INVERNESS
COURIER Feb 9, 1842. Advertisement for tenders. Further
information by courtesy of The Buildings of Scotland
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