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Chalmers Hospital, Clunie Street, Banff

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.669 / 57°40'8"N

Longitude: -2.5244 / 2°31'27"W

OS Eastings: 368818

OS Northings: 864465

OS Grid: NJ688644

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.09T

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6H5R

Plus Code: 9C9VMF9G+H7

Entry Name: Chalmers Hospital, Clunie Street, Banff

Listing Name: Clunie Street, Chalmers Hospital (Original Building Only)

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357425

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21978

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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William Lambie Moffat, 1861. Neo-Jacobean. Tall gabled symmetrical 2-storey and attic hospital of 13 bays. Dark whinstone, generous use of contrasting sandstone ashlar dressings and margins. Symmetrical E-plan frontage with advanced outer bays and slightly advanced centre 3 bays with wide segmental-headed entrance in centre of ground floor

approached by shallow flight of steps with 'Chalmers Hospital' inscribed above lintel. String course between ground and lst floors. Long transomed and mullioned 2- and 3-light windows with original timber and multi-pane glazed frames.

Shaped Jacobean gables crown wallhead of outer advanced bays and central bays; remaining bays with finialled triangular gables.

Outer advanced bays with tall piended platform roofs terminating

with cast-iron brattishing.

Centre white painted timber arcaded cupola with facetted lead roof and weathervane; corniced end and ridge stacks; local slate roof except front advanced wings re-slated with Welsh slate.

Statement of Interest

Alexander Chalmers of Clunie (Marnoch, Banffshire), wine merchant and ship-owner in Banff, left the 'site of his residence' and a bequest of ?70,000 to build and endow the hospital.

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