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Elgin, 184, 186 High Street

Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Site Name Elgin, 184, 186 High Street

Classification Shop(S) (19th Century), Tenement (19th Century)

Canmore ID 193976

Site Number NJ26SW 240

NGR NJ 21385 62781

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Site Management (17 July 2008)

Two-storey and attic, classical style building with shopfronts at the ground floor. The principal (north) elevation has a stone shopfront at the ground floor comprising a pair of entrances, that are slightly off centre to the right, flanked by large windows (boarded up). To the far left bay (east) is a wide flat-headed pend. The openings have moulded architraves. The first floor is tooled and painted ashlar stonework with a cornice and blocking course. The first floor windows have raised ashlar surrounds and are corniced. There are two piended dormer windows. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)


Standing Building Recording (25 February 2019)

NJ 21388 62767 A historic building survey was carried out, 25 February 2019, of former shops and domestic buildings located at 184-188 High Street. The works have been completed as part of listed building consent and planning consent for the intended demolition and reconstruction of the High Street frontage.

184-188 High Street illustrates the continued use of the Scottish medieval burgh settlement pattern. Built from around 1800 it shows the social development of Elgin's town centre and how people lived and worked in it. Its exterior form and built fabric are characteristic of a traditional burgh backland building of this time and survives relatively unaltered, which is unusual. The building is an integral part of Elgin's historic town centre and its well-preserved medieval burgh settlement pattern, with its width reflecting the historic burgage plot. The buildings, other than their basic form and structure, have been adapted and modernised over the last 200 years to accommodate more recent requirements.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: Springfield Properties

Lynn Fraser – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES Vol 20)


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