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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 2182 6244.


William Robertson, dated 1830. Ashlar to front, finely tooled

ashlar to canted bays and coursed rubble to flanks and to

2-storey, 1-bay wing to E: polished ashlar dressings.

2-storey, 3-bay villa with 2-storey canted bays projecting

on return elevations. Centre entrance fronted by

semi-circular portico with Greek-Doric columns. 2 flanking

windows with bracketted anthemion cornices, similarly

detailed 1st floor windows, pedimented at centre. Shallow

recessed wallface between windows and angle. 8-, 9- or

12-pane sashes; blind boxes; original cast-iron railings over

portico and canted bay balconies. Deep eaves, shallow

piended slate roof with paired centre chimneys.

Coursed and coped walls to Moss Street with 4 monolith

panelled gate piers and one pair ashlar end piers, each

having copes decorated with Greek key pattern border and

anthemion motif. Cast-iron gates.

Coped rubble garden walls.

Domestic ice-house in garden.


Built for Mrs Grant of Elchies. Advertisement for tenders for "cottage to be built adjoining the Rothes Road" by William Roberton Architect, almost certainly refers to South Villa, William Robertson had extended Western Elchies in 1828 besides other commissions for the Grants of Elchies. Former Item 155 (1981 Revised Lists).


ELGIN COURIER 12 Nov., 1830; advertisement for tenders. J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED, (1868), p.208-9.

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