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41-47 (Odd Nos) Bridge Street

A Category C Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6638 / 57°39'49"N

Longitude: -2.521 / 2°31'15"W

OS Eastings: 369014

OS Northings: 863890

OS Grid: NJ690638

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.MTC

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7MSP

Entry Name: 41-47 (Odd Nos) Bridge Street

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357340

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21900

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Later 18th century. 2 separate builds, both 2 storeys, 1 x 2-bay and 1 x 3 bay; ground floor entirely infilled with glazed shop fronts. Harled. Regular 1st floor fenestration with 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows (3-bay range now with plate glass lower sashes). Slated roof to 3-bay range, corrugated asbestos roof to 2-bay range.

INTERIOR: (seen 2008) altered, now used as storeroom. Seating removed. Simple gently curved ceiling to former auditorium.

Statement of Interest

Forming an integral and important part of the historic streetscape in Banff, this building is also notable for its former use as a cinema with an auditorium surviving to the rear. Entered at ground floor, the former 'Picture House' opened in 1937. 'Back of Court' cinemas (a particularly Scottish form of cinema design) were predominantly associated with early urban cinemas and this Aberdeenshire example is a less common variant of the type

See the Cinema Theatre Association website for further information about the cinema use.

Description updated as part of the Cinemas Thematic Study 2007-08.

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