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37 Castle Street, Seafield House

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.667 / 57°40'1"N

Longitude: -2.5239 / 2°31'26"W

OS Eastings: 368842

OS Northings: 864247

OS Grid: NJ688642

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.6H3

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6KD7

Entry Name: 37 Castle Street, Seafield House

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357383

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21942

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Thomas Mackenzie, Elgin, 1853-4. 2-storey over raised basement, 5-bay frontage to Castle Street with return gable and wing to Seafield Street. Dark local whinstone with contrasting painted ashlar dressings and margins. Centre double-columned Roman doric portico with modillioned and balustraded cornice as balcony. Consoled, corniced and aproned flanking windows; smaller 1st floor fenestration with moulded jambs. Round-headed tripartite in return gable with 2 windows above facing Seafield Street. Also to Seafield Street, slightly set-back 2-

storey 3-bay contemporary house with consoled pedimented centre doorway (now blocked as window) flanking corniced windows and lst floor fenestration as elsewhere in building. 4-pane sash and case glazing in ground floor windows, 8-pane in lst floor. Modillioned cornice; corniced end and ridge stacks; shallow piended slate roofs.

INTERIOR: Roman doric columned screen to stairwell; decorative cast-iron balusters with ornate foliage design. Former drawing room (right) with decorative plaster cornice and grey and white marble chimneypiece; similar ceiling cornice left of entrance but room divided as offices.

Statement of Interest

Currently (1994) serving as office accommodation. Former stables to rear not included in listing.

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