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This building is in the Moray Council and the Inveravon Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 22/02/1972.

Group Items: 27, 28, Group Cat: A, Map Ref: NJ 2466 1947.


SEMINARY: 1767. 2-storey, irregular W facing 4-bay house with

single storey cottage projecting front right (S) and ruinous

building similarly sited at N forming U-plan court.

Off-centre entrance with plank door furnished with local

wrought-iron handle; flanking buttresses.

Irregular fenestration with varied glazing; ridge and end

stacks; Tomintoul slate roof.

INTERIOR: empty; fielded panelled doors and box beds survive;

stone flagged floors.

COTTAGE: late 18th century, single storey harl pointed rubble

cottage; 3-bay S facing front with centre entrance masked by

later lean-to porch with side entrance. 2-bay extension at E

gable; 4-pane glazing; end stacks; corrugated asbestos roof.


RC Seminary sited on W of present building in 1717; moved to present site 1767. Seminary transferred to Aquhorties 1799, then to Blairs 1829 (both Aberdeenshire). 'College of Scalan' founded by Bishop James Gordon. Six priests ordained, others received training. Bishop George Hay consecrated at Scalan 1769. Upgraded B to A 9.11.87


Abbreviated history and plans within former Seminary. Victory Gaffney, TOMINTOUL, ITS GLENS AND ITS PEOPLE (1970), p. 45. H Dunnet, INVERA'AN; A STRATHSPEY PARISH (1919), p. 115.

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