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High Street, St Andrew's Episcopal Church and Front Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.664 / 57°39'50"N

Longitude: -2.523 / 2°31'22"W

OS Eastings: 368897

OS Northings: 863908

OS Grid: NJ688639

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.LWH

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6MVL

Entry Name: High Street, St Andrew's Episcopal Church and Front Railings

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357477

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22028

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Archibald Simpson, l833-4. Tudor gothic. Polished sandstone ashlar entrance gable frontage, harled rear with ashlar margins and dressings.

Hoodmoulded pointed-arch recessed doorway below cusped, traceried and hoodmoulded window; flanking narrow round full-height tourelles rising above gabled wallhead in crocketed pinnacles. 4-bay long return gables lit by long margined pointed-arch windows.

1913 extension at rear of church with re-set hoodmoulded, cusped and traceried window and raised basement accommodated on sloping site; lean-to entrance porch projects at SE dated 1913. Slate roofs.

FRONT RAILINGS: renewed spearhead cast-iron railings with urn stiffeners front church and are continuous with rectory.

INTERIOR: galleried interior; original pointed-arch panelling to gallery front; gallery area converted for meeting use with seats removed. Original gothic panelled double-leaf doors between lobby and nave. Later l9th century church fittings including Gothic style marble reredos and altar re-sited in 1913 chancel, hexagonal stone font mounted on stumpy cluster columns and poppy-head pews.

Statement of Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such. Front railings renewed circa 1990 in style of earlier railings removed l939-45.

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