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Easter Elchies

Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Easter Elchies

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 16360

Site Number NJ24SE 13

NGR NJ 27940 44451

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Knockando
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ24SE 13 27940 44451

(NJ 2795 4444) Easter Elchies (NAT)

OS 6" map, (1959)

An old house which belonged to Patrick Grant, Lord Elchies in the early 18th century, from which time the building is said to date, but the authors were inclined to think it must be older. It was almost rebuilt in 1857 but the restored structure well preserves the old Scottish character. A panel in the west wall bears the date 1700.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92.

Easter Elchies, a typical T-plan laird's house of 17/18th century date with 19th century modifcations now unoccupied and becoming ruinous. It is a domestic structure of no great importance.

Visited by OS (N K B) 27 January 1969.

Architecture Notes

NJ24SE 13 27940 44451


1857 additions removed between 1950 and 1960. The rest left derelict. Ruins - Category B Listed. Information from Demolitions catalogue held in RCAHMS library.


Scottish Record Office:

E of Findlater would be glad if Mr Baxter take a look at the House of Elchies and make a plan and estimate for such alts and adds necessary to make a commodious habitation. GD 248/800/4


Photographic Survey (September 1965)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record/Ministry of Works in September 1965.


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