Plan Of The Loch Of Spynie And Adjacent Grounds, Moray

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Organisation: The National Records of Scotland (NRS)

Site ID: RHP427

Date: 1783

Description: 'The Loch of Spynie and adjacent grounds surveyed by authority of the Rt Hon the Lords of Council and Session and agreeable to instructions from Sir William Gordon of Gordonstoun'. By Hugh Kinnaird. Engraved by J Ainslie, Edinburgh.
Scale [1:14,400] 1 inch = 400 yards. 79 x 64 cm.
A very fine plan showing agricultural improvements around Loch Spynie. New field pattern, roads and plantations noted. Gordonstoun, Kinneddar, St Andrews manse, Pitgaveny House, Ardivot and kirk of Kirktown of Duffus shown in elevation. Other buildings in plan including Covesea, Plewland, Kirktown of Duffus, Unthank, North and South Crookmoor, Kintrae, Findrassie, Myreside, Old Castle of Spynie, Spynie, Caysbriggs, (Kay's Bridge), Oakenhead (Aikenhead), Muirton, Whitely, North and South Balormie and Coulardbank. Some land use indicated - arable, pasture and moor. Old castle of Duffus, Siverhills where Sir William Gordon intends to build new house, site of intended harbour at Covesie (Causie), Stotfield village and harbour, Lossiemouth, Spynie Canal and Bishop's, Unthank, Kinneddar and Leuchar's mills noted. Many notes. Two overlays showing the extent of flooding of Loch Spynie. Illustrated key.

Archival history: Court of Session records (CS)

Coordinates: 319184, 864562