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.
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
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