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Latitude: 57.6642 / 57°39'51"N
Longitude: -2.5212 / 2°31'16"W
OS Eastings: 368999
OS Northings: 863931
OS Grid: NJ689639
Mapcode National: GBR N84G.FPX
Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7MND
Entry Name: 30 Low Street, Carmelite House and Front Garden Wall
Listing Date: 22 February 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357520
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22060
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banff and District
Traditional County: Banffshire
Circa 1753. 2-storey and attic over raised basement, 5-bay regularly fronted house. Squared local whinstone frontage with painted ashlar margins, harled rear and return gable, the rear ashlar margins un-painted. Artisan Gibbsian keystoned doorpiece with double-leaf raised and fielded 6-panel door, the upper panels removed and glazed, approached by steps oversailing raised basement. Regular fenestration, the ground floor windows longer than lst floor; 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Wallhead cornice with angle ball finial
at SW; 2 later l9th century canted wallhead dormers. Moulded corniced end stacks, margined at S but coated with modern harl at N. Flat skews to front, crowstepped rear.
INTERIOR: entrance/stairhall with turned wooden balusters to staircase; deep moulded skirting boards to parlour (right) and simple plaster cornice. Fine striated white marble chimneypiece with carved anthemion at top of reeded jambs, circa l830, superimposed over original ashlar chimneypiece, now painted black. Original 6-panel raised and fielded panelled doors and similar window shutters.
FRONT GARDEN WALL: low coped front garden wall (former railings missing); end piers with cast-iron lamp standards.
House built circa 1753 by Admiral William Gordon on site of old Carmelite Monastery. The deep moulded skirting board in the parlour is characteristic of Banffshire, as is the former curved flat ashlar 18th century chimneypiece, now painted black and masked by fine marble piece, circa l830. This original parlour ashlar chimneypiece is almost identical to that at 1 High Street, l764.