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8 Old Castlegate, St Ninians and Garden Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6652 / 57°39'54"N

Longitude: -2.5227 / 2°31'21"W

OS Eastings: 368912

OS Northings: 864048

OS Grid: NJ689640

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.F0L

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6LYM

Entry Name: 8 Old Castlegate, St Ninians and Garden Walls

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357530

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22070

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Circa 1840-50. Tall 3-storey and attic, 3-bay house set back from street, the front garden enclosed by high wall. Harled, painted ashlar margins.

Centre entrance with plain corniced doorpiece. Regular fenestration with plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows. Later canted wallhead dormers in outer bays with multi-pane glazing; 2 modern box dormers to E (rear). Narrow 2-storey extension at S gable with garden entrance in ground floor and single, pitch-roofed glazed sunroom at lst floor level.

Corniced and margined end stacks; slate roof.

INTERIOR: small entrance hall with paired Ionic marbled screen columns; wide staircase with decorative cast-iron balustrade; simpler cast-iron balustrade to 2nd floor.

lst floor drawing-room with deep moulded skirting boards with beaded key-pattern; later Georgian style ceiling plaster ornamentation and frieze; panelled doors.

GARDEN WALLS: front garden screen from road by high, coped harled rubble wall with plain consoled doorpiece. Modern garage entrance slapped to right. Rubble garden walls enclose rear garden.

Statement of Interest

Commanding site overlooking Banff Bay.

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