Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 69015 64010
369015, 864010


Dated 1675. 3-storey, 3-bay house with 2 return bays to Carmelite Street. Harled, ashlar margins and dressings. Centre door with single flanking window; 3 windows in 1st floor and 2 breaking wallhead under shallow piended dormers. Return gable with single ground and 1st floor windows, 2 x 2nd floor windows and diminutive attic light. Rounded angle to street at ground floor level, at 1st floor corbelled out to square with small decorative datestone and further corbelled as round bartizan rising above wallhead to terminate with conical roof; 3 very small windows close to eaves. 3-bay rear with substantial projecting rubble 4-storey rubble stair tower with chamfered angles corbelled out to square to form 4th storey cap house. Small stair tower windows,

paired in W facing caphouse gable; apex stack. Doorway in rear of house providing access to small rear courtyard.

Multi-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows; substantial coped end stacks; crowstepped gable at SE, flat skews elsewhere; pottery ridge; slate roof with rooflights.

Statement of Special Interest

Interesting and unusual survival of early merchant house. Restored by Banff Preservation Society circa 1970. B Group with Old St Mary's Burial Ground and 3-5 High Shore.



Banff Preservation Society, ROYAL AND ANCIENT BANFF (1975). Charles McKean, BANFF AND BUCHAN, AN ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1990), p 30.

About Listed Buildings

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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.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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