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Castle Street Trinity and Alvah Church Halls

A Category C Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.666 / 57°39'57"N

Longitude: -2.5242 / 2°31'27"W

OS Eastings: 368822

OS Northings: 864129

OS Grid: NJ688641

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.DB4

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6L71

Entry Name: Castle Street Trinity and Alvah Church Halls

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357377

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21936

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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A & W Reid, 1845. Former Free Church of Scotland school with substantial later rear addition. Original school: single storey, 3-bay rectangular building with advanced and gabled centre bay. Harled, ashlar dressings and margins. Wide ashlar jambs to centre door below gable framed with simple bracketed bargeboards to resemble pediment; centre apex bellcote (no bell survives). Flanking windows with original timber sash and case margined lying-pane glazing; wide triparties in each return gable with similar glazing pattern. Slate roof with projecting eaves.

Substantial rear 2-storey harled block with slated piended roof:

12-pane glazing, also sash and case.

Statement of Interest

Former Free Church of Scotland school. The original 1845 building is an unusual survival, the design probably after J C Loudon, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF VILLA, COTTAGE AND FARM ARCHITECTURE, a handbook of architectural drawings and plans first published in 1833 with many subsequent editions.

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