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Seafield Street, Methodist Church

A Category C Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.667 / 57°40'1"N

Longitude: -2.5254 / 2°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 368756

OS Northings: 864243

OS Grid: NJ687642

Mapcode National: GBR N83G.CV3

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.5KQ8

Entry Name: Seafield Street, Methodist Church

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357555

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22093

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Mr Ormiston, architect, Edinburgh, dated 1878. Gothic revival.

Small church constructed of dark local whinstone with contrasting tooled ashlar dressings and margins. Entrance gable to Seafield Street with porch; 5-bay return elevation to Reidhaven Street lit by bipartite pointed-headed windows with lattice-pane glazing.

Ridge spirelet; slate roof with decorative red tiled ridge. Single storey 2-bay vestry with doorway at rear.

INTERIOR: simple interior with entrance lobby; original fittings.

Plain pews; panelled dais for minister; timber braced ceiling.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Former Wesleyan Chapel and inscribed as such over porch door. Third church constructed by the Methodist Wesleyan congregation in Banff since formation in l777 after a visit by John Wesley. The second church was at 27 Castle Street (see listing description). Corner site with Reidhaven Street. Former manse listed separately.

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