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Latitude: 57.4829 / 57°28'58"N
Longitude: -3.2042 / 3°12'15"W
OS Eastings: 327893
OS Northings: 844269
OS Grid: NJ278442
Mapcode National: GBR L8GY.DWH
Mapcode Global: WH6K7.R5CV
Entry Name: Macallan Old Burial Ground and Elchies Mausoleum
Listing Date: 9 November 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 340664
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8501
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet
Traditional County: Morayshire
Square rubble walled burial ground with 18th and 19th century tombstones.
Some fragments, including portion of rubble W gable, of small
MAUSOLEUM: 1715. Square mausoleum with symmetrical polished
ashlar W frontage and harl pointed rubble flanks. Centre door
with blind panel above and flanking windows set high with
lintels just below eaves cornice level. Moulded and beaded
architraves; moulded eaves cornice. Heavy boulder footings;
graded pyramidal local slate roof.
INTERIOR: rubble walled, the centre of rear (E) wall filled
with carved sandstone mural monument dated 1715 (possibly
by John Faid of Elgin). Entablature supported by engaged
columns with composite capitals carved with flowers;
entablature decorated with undercut ribbon moulding in fine
condition and modillions with stylised foliage and flowers.
Long latin inscription below carved skull and bones, with
reclining skeleton carved in relief on dado flanked by
Empty vault closed with blocks of ashlar in centre of
Macallan formerly a separate parish from Knockando.
Mausoleum erected for John Grant, of (Easter) Elchies, d.
1715. Latin inscription records the erection of memorial by
Patrick, only son of John Grant, in memory of his father. It
records John Grant's 'zealous service in the late civil war',
his generosity and his qualitites as a family man and
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