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Rothiemay House, Kiln Barn

A Category A Listed Building in Keith and Cullen, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5238 / 57°31'25"N

Longitude: -2.7509 / 2°45'3"W

OS Eastings: 355122

OS Northings: 848430

OS Grid: NJ551484

Mapcode National: GBR M8KV.4HP

Mapcode Global: WH7LD.Q570

Entry Name: Rothiemay House, Kiln Barn

Listing Date: 14 October 1976

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349276

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15618

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rothiemay

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Keith and Cullen

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Circa 1740. Long 2-storey kiln barn with long elevations
N and S. Mixed pinned and harl pointed rubble, tooled
granite dressings. Centre door flanked by vents; opposite
door in rear wall (for winnowing); 4 loft windows N and
S, kiln taking up one quarter of internal space at W of
building with small vents below eaves, N, S and W. Piended
roof with dormered loading door at E gable; some
alterations at E end for conversion of ground floor as
cottage in 19th century. Ridge stack for kiln and later
ridge cottage stack; piended local slate roof
deteriorating at SW.
INTERIOR: double-leaf plank doors hinged in centre (to
control draught for winnowing); drawbar holes to each
entrance, mural aumbry close to S door. Circular kiln bowl
with 2 openings into kiln, one above the other; original
smoke blackened 'kiln-sticks' now boarded over to make
floor at 1st floor level; stone mural chute from kiln
floor to ground floor. Storage loft with wooden shutters
to 8 windows with cills at floor level; pegged timber
roof with ashlar and sole plates at wallhead.

Statement of Interest

William Duff, Lord of Braco bought Rothiemay in 1741,

dying 1763; the barn is known to have been built during

his lifetime. This kiln barn is a rare survival, the

conversion of part of the E end as a gardener's cottage

in no way obscuring the functional nature of the building.

There is one other kiln barn in Moray District, now Bow

Cottage, Ballindalloch and one similar building, at

Sandside, Caithness. Change of Category B to A 25.4.89.

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