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34 Low Street, Townhouse

A Category A Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6645 / 57°39'52"N

Longitude: -2.5214 / 2°31'17"W

OS Eastings: 368988

OS Northings: 863963

OS Grid: NJ689639

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.FML

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7MK6

Entry Name: 34 Low Street, Townhouse

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357523

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22063

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

James Reid, 'squarewright', 1796. Plain 3-storey and dormerless

attic, regular 5-bay frontage; ashlar, rusticated at ground floor,

polished ashlar dressings, harled return gables and rear.

Double-leaf panelled door to centre entrance; 12-pane glazing in

timber sash and case windows. Rusticated quoins; deep moulded eaves cornice.

Moulded cornices to end and rear stacks; gabled platform slate

roof to front block, plain gable at rear.

INTERIOR: wide cantilevered stone staircase with moulded underside; plain handrail and plain iron balusters. Simple plaster cornice in former lst floor former drawing room; some 6-panel raised and fielded doors survive.

Statement of Interest

When built the Town House accommodated 'a hall, large drawing room, Town-council chamber, sheriff clerks' offices and prison. The staircase and landings are spacious.' The building now serves as offices and larger rooms are all subdivided. Town House fronted by renewed paved 'plainstones' with renewed mercat cross.

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