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Balnageith Farmhouse

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5989 / 57°35'56"N

Longitude: -3.6326 / 3°37'57"W

OS Eastings: 302524

OS Northings: 857720

OS Grid: NJ025577

Mapcode National: GBR K8DM.W5X

Mapcode Global: WH5HB.58GF

Entry Name: Balnageith Farmhouse

Listing Date: 25 April 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340890

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8697

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forres

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Forres

Parish: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Possibly John Urquhart, Architect and builder, Forres. Circa 1840, E facing 2-storey, symmetrically fronted 3-bay house with single storey service wing set back at centre of S gable. Harl pointed rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Centre entrance masked by modern glazed porch; flanking aproned windows set in wide simplified Egyptian style surrounds; similar treatment to shorter 1st floor windows with blocked cills linked by continuous cill-band. Regular 2-bay fenestration in S gable; 4-pane glazing. Shallow piended slate roof with paired coped diamond flues set diagonally on rectangular bases.

Statement of Interest

Balnageith was the property in 18th and 19th centuries of

the Lelslie family of Balnageith, the last owner being

The Rev William Leslie, Minister of St Andrews, Lhanbryde

1783-1839, author of the GENERAL VIEW OF AGRICULTURE FOR

THE COUNTIES OF NAIRN AND MORAY (1813). Farm steading not

included in listing.

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