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1 High Shore

A Category A Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6649 / 57°39'53"N

Longitude: -2.5211 / 2°31'15"W

OS Eastings: 369011

OS Northings: 864008

OS Grid: NJ690640

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.FSW

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7LRW

Entry Name: 1 High Shore

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357453

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22004

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Dated 1675. 3-storey, 3-bay house with 2 return bays to Carmelite Street. Harled, ashlar margins and dressings. Centre door with single flanking window; 3 windows in 1st floor and 2 breaking wallhead under shallow piended dormers. Return gable with single ground and 1st floor windows, 2 x 2nd floor windows and diminutive attic light. Rounded angle to street at ground floor level, at 1st floor corbelled out to square with small decorative datestone and further corbelled as round bartizan rising above wallhead to terminate with conical roof; 3 very small windows close to eaves. 3-bay rear with substantial projecting rubble 4-storey rubble stair tower with chamfered angles corbelled out to square to form 4th storey cap house. Small stair tower windows,

paired in W facing caphouse gable; apex stack. Doorway in rear of house providing access to small rear courtyard.

Multi-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; substantial coped end stacks; crowstepped gable at SE, flat skews elsewhere; pottery ridge; slate roof with rooflights.

Statement of Interest

Interesting and unusual survival of early merchant house. Restored by Banff Preservation Society circa 1970. B Group with Old St Mary's Burial Ground and 3-5 High Shore.

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