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This building is in the Moray Council and the Elgin Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 2190 6291.


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 Research Unit.

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