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Macallan Old Burial Ground and Elchies Mausoleum

A Category B Listed Building in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340664

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8501

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Knockando

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Parish: Knockando

Traditional County: Morayshire

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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

crossed bones.

Empty vault closed with blocks of ashlar in centre of

mausoleum floor.

Statement of Interest

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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