South villa

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South Villa is a villa in the Scottish town of Elgin in the Moray Council Area . In 1971 the structure was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A.


The villa was built for a lady from the Grants of Elchies branch . Following a tender, she entrusted the Scottish architect William Robertson , who had previously carried out work for the family, with the planning and execution of the building. South Villa was built in 1830.

South Villa is in a residential area south of central Elgins between Moss Street and Academy Street . The south-east facing main facade of the two-storey building is three axes wide. Along the main facade, the masonry consists of stone blocks, which were processed into layered masonry, while roughly worked quarry stone was used on the other parts of the building.

The central entrance portal has a rounded portico with Doric columns. The windows of the main facade are always crowned with cornices , some of which are decorated with anthemic ribbons . On the portico there is a balcony with a cast iron balustrade . Angled illuminations emerge on both flanks . Eight, nine or ten-part lattice windows are used along the façade . A short, two-story wing leads off on the east side. The flat hip roofs are covered with slate . The chimneys are first permanent.

A stone wall delimits the property on the street side. The entrance gate along Moss Street is made with four monolithic pillars. These are designed with anthemic motifs. The double-leaf gate was made of cast iron.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .

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Coordinates: 57 ° 38 ′ 42.1 ″  N , 3 ° 18 ′ 40.4 ″  W.