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8 Castle Street, Banff

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6653 / 57°39'55"N

Longitude: -2.5233 / 2°31'23"W

OS Eastings: 368878

OS Northings: 864057

OS Grid: NJ688640

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.DRL

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6LPK

Plus Code: 9C9VMF8G+4M

Entry Name: 8 Castle Street, Banff

Listing Name: 8, 10 Castle Street

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357397

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21955

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Circa 1770 3-storey, 5-bay regular street frontage with return gable to Castle Lane and 3-storey and attic rear wing. Harled with ashlar margins, harled gable, rubble rear.

Wide segmental-headed keystoned pend arch with blocked imposts in S outer bay closed with plank doors. Shallow pilastered and corniced entrance in bay 2; 3 ground floor windows. Regular lst and 2nd floor fenestration with timber sash and case windows; longer lst floor windows mainly with 12-pane glazing; l blind window in 2nd floor, mainly 9-pane glazing.

Corniced end and ridge stacks; corrugated asbestos roofs. Centre court reached by pend.

Interior: room in rear wing with early 19th century simple plaster cornice and beaded panelled doors and window shutters. Staircase with simple wooden balusters and decorative 19th century coloured glass inset to window. Substantial barrel-vaulted cellar.

Statement of Interest

A large well-proportioned former town house with keystoned pend arch and widely spaced openings, indicative of its 18th century origins. The building contributes significantly to the character of Banff Townscape. The roofline of No 8 is continous with No 6 Castle Street. The central court to the rear is shared with No 7 Old Castlegate.

List description updated (2009).

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