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Kellas House

A Category A Listed Building in Dallas, Moray

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Latitude: 57.5678 / 57°34'3"N

Longitude: -3.3958 / 3°23'44"W

OS Eastings: 316602

OS Northings: 853933

OS Grid: NJ166539

Mapcode National: GBR K8ZQ.H4T

Mapcode Global: WH6JR.T14T

Plus Code: 9C9RHJ93+4M

Entry Name: Kellas House

Listing Name: Kellas House

Listing Date: 25 April 1989

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333255

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2345

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dallas

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Parish: Dallas

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Frank Deas, 1913-21. Scottish Arts and Crafts. Roughly

L-plan, 2-storey asymmetrical house with entrance at N

with S garden front in principal arm of L. Harled, ashlar


L-plan N entrance front with off-centre entrance,

circular drum tower stairwell in re-entrant angle and

service wing left. 2-storey, rectangular plan porch with segmental-headed, keystoned entrance, chamfered angles at

1st floor rising to ashlar balustraded wallhead; small

centre corbelled oriel with carved decoration depicting

stylised foliage and roses. 2 long round-headed windows

light stair tower; irregular fenestration include 1st

floor and gablet oculi.

6-bay S garden front with segmental-headed ground floor

fenestration, side entrance and full height projecting

canted window; single storey verandah at SW with shaped

wooden balustered wallhead infills re-entrant angle

between gables.

Irregular E elevation with another drum stair-tower and

mullioned window under wallhead balustrade.

Narrow W elevation with single storey bowed and

balustraded porch leading to study/gunroom.

Rear service court entered through segmental-headed arch

linking intergral garage.

Multi-pane glazing. Shaped gables with flat skews; coped

ridge and wallhead stacks; Caithness slate roofs.

INTERIOR: entrance porch leads to hall-corridor running

E-W with study entrance at right (W) and stairwell at E.

Simple staircase with wide lower trades and splayed

balustrade seated in tapered newel-column rising to

ceiling; flat shaped oak balusters, linked at turn of

stairs by square newel post carved with low relief

thistle decoraton.

DRAWING ROOM: long S facing room with hearths each end,

divisible by sliding doors across centre of room. Wide

recessed chimneypiece at E, tiled below mantelshelf with

either plain white or decorative coloured Dutch tiles

and panelled above; original grate and fender. W hearth

in deeper, inglenook style recess; as at E but narrower,

the upper part plain but flanked by round-headed shelved

alcoves; simple moulded ceiling.

DINING ROOM: D-ended at N end with tiled chimneypiece

right and service door left; shelved alcove above

fireplace; moulded cornice.

Statement of Interest

House designed by Frank Deas for his cousin, Mr George

Christie. Though commenced in 1913 it was not completed

until after the 1st World War. The site was a piece of

bare hillside overlooking the River Lossie. The present

mature garden was designed and planted by Mr Christie,

whose family continue to own Kellas House.

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