Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 69048 64056
369048, 864056

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Medieval site enclosed by low rubble wall with railings and containing late 16th century Banff aisle, burial enclosures and tombstones.

BANFF AISLE: 1580. Low canted aisle with geometric traceried window and stone slab roof. Contains memorial tablet dated 1580 recording erection of aisle. Also table tomb with recumbent figure of Sir Walter Olgilvy of Dunlugas (and Banff), died 1558.

BURIAL GROUND: tightly packed burial ground; fine collection of burial enclosures, memorials and tombstones from late 16th century onwards to mid 19th century.

Entrance from High Shore, enclosing walls and railings: 1864. Round-headed archway within high rubble wall enclosing angle of

burial ground facing High Shore and Carmelite Street. Masonry contains re-set armorials and datestones. Pair cast-iron spearhead gates. Low coped wall with cast-iron spearhead railings; single pedestrian gate to footpath at N side of burial ground.

Statement of Special Interest

Site of Mary's Church, demolished 1797. Burial ground closed for general use in 1862 when new cemetery established at Sandyhill.

Site bounded by High Shore, Carmelite Street, Church Street and footpath at N. B Group with Nos 1-5 High Shore. Cast-iron gates and railings probably inside in Banff Foundry, now closed. Scheduled 11 April 1997.

Scheduled Ancient Monument No 6645.



James Imlach, HISTORY OF BANFF (1868), pp 83-143. A E Mahood, BANFF AND DISTRICT (1919), pp 74-81. Banff Preservation Society, ROYAL AND


About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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