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GRANGE HALL (Ref:8661)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Kinloss Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 25/04/1989.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 6392 6052.


1805, said to be designed by William Stark, Edinburgh;

additions and alterations 1837, and by John Rhind, Inverness,

1881; further additions 1898. Mansion of 2 storeys and attic

over rock-faced raised basement, 5-bay S (main) front. Tooled

ashlar frontage, coursed rubble flanks and rear, polished

ashlar dressings.

Wide, slightly advaned and pedimented centre bay delineated

by paired giant pilasters with stylised foliate capitals.

Centre tripartite doorpiece masked by later classical portico

supported by stumpy Roman Doric widely spaced columns resting

on and integral with balustrade flanking flight of steps

oversailing raised basement. Attic storey raised over 4

angles in 1881; French pavilion roofs each fronted by open

pedimented wallhead dormer with segmental-headed window (8

dormers in all).

3-bay return elevations, at W with later projecting

pilastered tripartite opening onto balcony at S from which a

balustraded flight of steps descends to garden. Substantial

single storey and basement, 4-bay rear addition with flat

roof surrounded by ashlar balustrade and rear stair tower

rising 1 stage above roof, this stage with clasping pilaster

strips and arcaded panels, crowning cornice and parapet.

2- and 12-pane glazing; corniced wallhead and centre stacks;

piended platform roofs.

1898 screenwall extends E with round-headed doorway and

monogrammed typanum under open pediment; rock-faced ashlar

lower courses, tooled ashlar upper portion; ashlar cornice,

blocking course and ball finials. Keystoned oculi flank gate,

2 similar in basement flanking front steps.

INTERIOR: fine entrance-stairhall with enriched decoratively

banded plaster ceiling, fluted columned screen supporting

Doric entablature and cantilevered staircase with ornate

cast-iron balusters.

DRAWING ROOM AND PARLOUR (SITTING ROOM): open off hall at W, intercommunicating through double doors; decorated plaster

ceilings; beaded panelled doors, dados, window shutters,

bracketted overdoors with neo-classical details to frieze;

white marble chimneypieces.

DINING ROOM: opens off hall at E; swagged plaster cornice and

carved overdoors with similar motif; bracketted and corniced

buffet recess; grey marble chimneypiece; beaded panelled

doors, dados and window shutters.


Grange Hall estate purchased about 1800 by John Gordon Peterkin 'of Grange and Greshop' (Forres), who built the mansion house in 1805. He was succeeded by his sister Mary- Anne who married Major Grant of Invererne, taking the name of Grant Peterkin. The estate remains in possession of this family. William Stark, (1770-1813) was an architect of unusual ability who died young. The ground floor public rooms of Grange Hall appear little altered from 1805, retaining their original decoration and fittings, all of excellent quality.


W Leslie, GENERAL REVIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTIES OF NAIRN AND MORAY (1813), pp.52-3. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), pp.206, 208. FORRES GAZETTE, 12 Jan 1881; advertisement for tenders.

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