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High Street, Banff Museum and Library

A Category C Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6635 / 57°39'48"N

Longitude: -2.523 / 2°31'22"W

OS Eastings: 368891

OS Northings: 863856

OS Grid: NJ688638

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.LVL

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6MTY

Entry Name: High Street, Banff Museum and Library

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357473

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22024

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

C W Cosser, architect, Banff, dated 1902. Tall, austere 2-storey, 5-bay symmetrically fronted building. Dark whinstone rubble with contrasting tooled ashlar sandstone dressings and margins. Slightly advanced and corniced doorpiece with keystoned round-headed entrance, plaque and datestone. Square-headed windows with simple aprons linked between ground and lst floor by deep corniced bandcourse returning

across N gable.

2-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Deep, shallow wallhead cornice carrying decorative cast-iron brackets supporting moulded cast-iron rhone projecting as cornice. Original downpipes with embossed floral design to rainwater-heads. Long rear stair window; rear wallhead corniced stack; shallow piended slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Though dated 1902 the building was not completed until 1903.

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