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Stables, Brodie Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Latitude: 57.5986 / 57°35'55"N

Longitude: -3.7104 / 3°42'37"W

OS Eastings: 297870

OS Northings: 857801

OS Grid: NH978578

Mapcode National: GBR K86M.WLZ

Mapcode Global: WH5H8.Z89N

Plus Code: 9C9RH7XQ+FR

Entry Name: Stables, Brodie Castle

Listing Name: Brodie Castle, Stables

Listing Date: 9 November 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333146

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2261

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dyke and Moy

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Forres

Parish: Dyke And Moy

Traditional County: Morayshire

Tagged with: Stable

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Probably 18th century, with subsequent alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay stables. Harl pointed rubble, ashlar dressings. 3 segmental-headed bays in E and W long elevations, each with later infilling with door or narrow window or both, except centre bay in E elevation. 2 large oculi symmetrically placed in both 1st floor elevations serving loft as 'pitching eyes'.

Statement of Interest

'Pitching eyes' are circular openings, approximating to the

size and shape of truss of hay on pitch-fork, elevated from

wagon to loft for storage.

Mary Sleigh, wife of Alexander, 19th Brodie, carried out many improvements to Brodie Castle policies. She may have

introduced this English feature.

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