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Latitude: 57.6664 / 57°39'58"N
Longitude: -2.5239 / 2°31'26"W
OS Eastings: 368841
OS Northings: 864176
OS Grid: NJ688641
Mapcode National: GBR N84G.DG9
Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6KDQ
Entry Name: 27, 27a Castle Street
Listing Date: 22 February 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357380
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21939
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banff and District
Traditional County: Banffshire
1820-30. 2-storey, 3-bay house with projecting 2-storey front porch of circa 1860 in style of J Duncan, Turriff. Squared rubble, ashlar margins and dressings. Substantial rectangular porch with canted angles and long front stair, doorways in N and S return gables and long front margined stairwindow. Entrance in S bay leads to staircase serving lst floor flat (27A), doorway in N face leads to no 27. Broad wallhead eaves-band to porch with moulded eaves cornice decorated in centre with raised and shaped foliated scrolled ornamentation.
Longer windows in lst floor; timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing front and also to most rear windows. 1970-80 rear doorway to lst floor flat served by cast-iron staircase. Coped end stacks; slate roof.
INTERIOR: Curved stair to lst floor; hall cupboard masks former centre door to original 2-storey house.
By 1870 the lst floor of the 1820-30 house had been gutted to serve as the Wesleyan Methodist church and front entrance/staircase added for access. The congregation, established in l777 in Banff, constructed a new church in Seafield Street (see listing description) in 1878. By circa l970 'Church of Christ' was inscribed in stained glass front window (pane now removed) when the upper premises were converted as a flat (No 27A) by father of present occupant.
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