Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


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

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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