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77, 79, 81 High Street, Forbes House

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6649 / 57°39'53"N

Longitude: -2.5236 / 2°31'24"W

OS Eastings: 368861

OS Northings: 864006

OS Grid: NJ688640

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.DNH

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6LKX

Entry Name: 77, 79, 81 High Street, Forbes House

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357471

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22022

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

1741, on earlier site and perhaps incorporating earlier fabric. 3-

storey and dormerless attic, 3-bay house with return gable to Boyndie Street. Harled with painted ashlar margins; modernised ground floor as 2 shops, flanking original centre door. 1st floor windows enlarged as bipartites in outer bays.

Return N gable to Boyndie Street with 2 lst floor windows, single

2nd floor window and small attic window with seating for 2 iron grill bars in sill and lintel. Plate glass and 4-pane glazing in timber

sash and case windows.

Crowstepped gables; deep roll moulded copes to corniced end stacks; cavetto skewputts, at N to Boyndie Street with grotesque mask.

Statement of Interest

Former town house of the Forbes of Boyndie.

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