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7 HIGH STREET, BRACO'S BANKING HOUSE (Ref:30720)

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 218 629.

Description

Dated 1694. 3 storeys, symmetrical 3 bays. Harled,

ashlar margins and dressings. Arcaded ground floor; 3

round-headed arches on squat pillars with square,

cushion type capitals with primitive Ionic details; roll

moulding to arcade and to window margins; 12-pane

sashes. Windows in outer bays at 2nd floor raised through

eaves, each with scroll decorated stone pediment,

that to right (W) dated 1694 and initialled I D, to left (E)

with star (of Innes) and initialled M I. Crowsteps, initials

and date repeated on skewputts.

Gable end stacks with deep roll moulded chimneyheads;

Graded stone slab roof; stone ridge.

2-storey, single bay wing to rear with entrance at

re-entrant angle; wall line irregular in pend and roof

carried on 3 heavy corbel stones; single swept dormer

to W.

Notes

Initials for John Duncan and Margaret Innes. Building served from 1703 to 1722 as banking house for William Duff of Dipple and Braco. Stone slabs for roof appear to have come from Leggat's Quarry, New Spynie. Restored and harled circa 1976. Now serves as shop with dwelling above. Former Item 35 (1981 Revised List).

References

J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.168. H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT. (1914), p.16. R G Cant and I G Lindsay, OLD ELGIN (1945, 1954 ed.), p.18.

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