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50-52 HIGH STREET (Ref:30780)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Elgin Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 20/08/1981.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 2172 6286.


Dated 1694; 3-storey and attic, 3-bay merchant's house

with arcaded ground floor; harled rubble, stone

margins. 4 round-headed arches in ground floor (one

leading to pend) resting on squat pillars with square

moulded capitals. 1st and 2nd floor windows slightly

enlarged in early 19th century, with tooled margins;

attic window E gable with original roll moulding; 2 swept

dormers in stone slab roof; 3 smiliar dormers of varying

size to rear; crowsteps; moulded copes to gables chimneys.

Contemporary 3-storey irregular 2-bay gabled and crowstepped

wing to rear with 2 chamfered foorways, one

probably giving on to scale and plat stair. No remaining

original internal features except portions of stair.

Further 2-storey, 3-bay building of 17/18th century date

giving onto close; rubble with chamfered mouldings to door

and windows. Large later 19th century warehouse of 2

storeys, 6 bays. Rubble, stugged and tooled dressings.

Single storey 3-bay side elevation of 48 High Street flanks



Dated on skewputts, in initials AO and IH for Andrew Ogilvie, merchant, and Janet Hay his wife. Cobbled and paved pend and close with stone runnels. Former Item 95 (1981 Revised List).


H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914), p.10. R G Cant and I G Lindsay, OLD ELGIN (1945, 1954 ed), p.20.

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