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Altyre House

Situated within a wooded landscape 2 miles (3 km) to the south of Forres in Moray, Altyre Estate is the family home of the Gordon Cummings, the sole descendants of the great family of Comyn. Altyre House, which was renovated by Sir William Gordon Cumming at the end of the 19th Century with John Kinross as its architect, was demolished in 1962. At the centre of the estate is Blairs House, designed by W.L. Carruthers in 1895, and an Italianate farm steading, possibly the work of Archibald Simpson, is nearby. Altyre also gives its name to woodlands and the surrounding parish which united with Rafford in 1651. The remains of Altyre Kirk date from the 13th century.


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