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Dufftown, Parkmore Distillery

Distillery (19th Century)

Site Name Dufftown, Parkmore Distillery

Classification Distillery (19th Century)

Canmore ID 16855

Site Number NJ34SW 13

NGR NJ 32965 41026

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Mortlach
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ34SW 13 32856 41119.

(Location cited as NJ 328 410). Parkmore Distillery, built 1894 by James Watson and Sons Ltd. A very fine complex built as a unit, but no longer used as a distillery. There are 2-storey bonded stores, and a 3-storey, 2- by 15-bay block of maltings with a large single kiln.

J R Hume 1977.

Site Management (5 September 2008)

Group of distillery buildings, all harl pointed rubble with tooled ashlar dressings; decorative cast-iron finials; slate roofs. Yeast store (former malt-barn), kiln, workshops, offices. N facing irregular U-plan range surrounding open court. 3-storey, 14-bay yeast store with long elevations E and W. Regular fenestration with multi-pane glazing and some shuttered lower lights. 3-storey square traditional kiln at SE angle with 3-bay elevations; slated ogee roof terminating with louvred pagoda cupola. 2-storey, 6-bay range extends from W elevation of kiln closing S side of court. Irregular 2-storey office block forms W arm of court; some 1st floor windows break eaves under gablets; some enlarged fenestration in W elevation. Single storey 3-bay fire-station and garage block projects from N gable. (Historic Scotland)


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