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Banff Castle

  • Earlier Houses: The old 12th century Banff Castle was mostly demolished in the 18th century; it's likely that elements of the old castle were incorporated into the current house. King Edward I of England stayed at the old Banff Castle in 1296 and again in 1298, after defeating William Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk. The remains of the old castle are a scheduled ancient monument.

    Built / Designed For: Rebuilt for James Ogilvy, Lord Deskford, later 6th Earl of Findlater.

  • Architect: John Adam

    Date: 1750-52
    Designed: Rebuilt House for James Ogilvy, Lord Deskford, later 6th Earl of Findlater

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 42
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan, 15th century. Sharp family. James Ogilvy, 2nd Lord Ogilvy of Deskford, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: James Ogilvy, Lord Deskford, later 6th Earl of Findlater, 18th century. Russell family.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

    Ownership Details: Today a community center and arts venue

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Historic Houses Member: No