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Castle Street, Banff Castle Enclosing Walls Surrounding Policies

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.666 / 57°39'57"N

Longitude: -2.5234 / 2°31'24"W

OS Eastings: 368871

OS Northings: 864137

OS Grid: NJ688641

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.DP1

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6LM0

Entry Name: Castle Street, Banff Castle Enclosing Walls Surrounding Policies

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357402

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21958

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

1750 and later; coped rubble walls (some sections harled) separate Banff Castle from Castle Street, return S to Old Castle Gate and Water Path. Further stretch of walling fronts George Street and encloses policies to rear of High Shore.

Statement of Interest

The original entrance to the Castle from the S was via Old Castle Gate. The Earl of Seafield laid out Castle Street in l750 and constructed that stretch of policy walls in that year; soon after the completion of the Banff Castle mansion in l752 he would have enclosed his property and is known to have planted trees.

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