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High Shore, Banff Police Station and Garden Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6658 / 57°39'56"N

Longitude: -2.5212 / 2°31'16"W

OS Eastings: 369006

OS Northings: 864109

OS Grid: NJ690641

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.FRC

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7LP5

Entry Name: High Shore, Banff Police Station and Garden Wall

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357458

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22009

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Style of David Rhind, circa 1865. 3-storey, 5-bay Italianate former bank, with single storey, 2-bay wings slightly set back from main frontage. Squared dark local whinstone with generous use of ornate contrasting ashlar sandstone dressings. Centre entrance under heavy consoled balustraded balcony (fronting lst floor centre window). Corniced ground floor windows; consoled corniced 1st floor fenestration, small 2nd floor windows, all with moulded jambs and plate glass timber sash and case glazing.

Quoins; deep modillioned cornice below blocking course surmounted at intervals by urn and ball finials; corniced end and ridge stacks; slate roof.

INTERIOR: wide stair case with cast-iron barley-sugar twist balusters. Otherwise much altered to accommodate police station.

GARDEN WALLS: rubble and brick walls enclose L-shaped rear garden.

Statement of Interest

Former Commercial Bank.

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