Basic Site Details

Name: Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church and presbytery
Town, district or village: Banff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Monogram on churches indicates architects. Presbytery is C Listed

Banff.—The foundation stone of a new (Roman) Catholic chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been laid. The chapel consists of nave, ante-space and sanctuary, the latter terminating in an apse. The internal length of the chapel is 68ft. The nave is 23ft. wide, ante-space 19ft. wide, and the sanctuary 15ft. wide, and the internal height is about 25ft. The nave will contain sittings for 231 persons, and a small gallery in the S.W. end 30 sittings for choir and space for organ. At the south-wost corner of the chapel there is a campanile or bell turret of masonry, surmounted with ornamental finial cross, in all 64 feet high. The style is First Pointed. The whole cost of the building will be about £1250. Elgin stone is used for all the dressings, and the fronts are filled in with small courses of black stone of the locality. Mr Alexander Ellis, of Aberdeen, of the firm of Ellis and Wilson, is the architect.[Building News 24 June 1870 pp480-481]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church and presbytery, Sandyhill RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21870   
Item 2 of 2Before 1923 AdditionAdditions and war memorial - not necessarily the same date


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander Ellis A1870  
Item 2 of 4Ellis & Wilson A1870  
Item 3 of 4Robert Gordon Wilson (senior) A1870  
Item 4 of 4William John Devlin  Before 1923 Additions and war memorial


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cramond, William1893Annals of Banff  Volume Ii, p163
Item 2 of 4Leith, Connie1999Alexander Ellis: a fine Victorian architect Aberdeen: privately publishedpp48-51
Item 3 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp26, 78
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Daily Free Press4 May 1917  Obituary
Item 2 of 3Aberdeen Press and Journal Weekend Review4 May 1917  Obituary
Item 3 of 3Building News24 June 1870  pp480-481 - foundation stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22090Church
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22191Presbytery