Basic Site Details

Name: St Mary's Parish Church hall
Town, district or village: Banff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119371939  


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 3George Angus Mitchell A19371939 
Item 2 of 3George Bennett Mitchell A19371939 
Item 3 of 3George Bennett Mitchell & Son A19371939 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Mary's Parish ChurchExtract from Banff Kirk Sessions minutes 1918-1938 CH2/1109/10:

25 July 1929
Report of the Committee appointed by the congregation on 8th October 1926 to carry out the scheme of Renovation of Banff Parish Church
…plans and specifications prepared by Messrs Jeffrey Waddell & Young, Architects, Glasgow, the estimated cost being £7,900. To encourage the congregation the Misses Martin, St Catherine, Banff generously agreed to give the chancel, apse, organ chamber, vestry and rebuild the organ…

The Misses Martin in addition to the gift already referred to gave three stained glass windows placed in the apse, the Pulpit, Communion Table, Baptismal Font, several new stops for the organ thereby greatly enhancing its tone and power, pew bookshelves and £50 towards renovating the windows, and Mr and Mrs George Cumming, Cliffdale gave a stained glass window in memory of their parents which was placed in the north wall of the chancel…

Included in the list of expenditure was £500 to Messrs Stephen Adam, Glasgow for windows.

The Scotsman 7 Jan, 1929 p11 which concludes with the following information:
The apse is enriched with three stained glass windows from the Stephen Adam Studios. The organ is a fine re-construction by Mr H Hilsdon. The works have been carried out to the design of Jeffrey Waddell & Young, architects, Glasgow.

The Scotsman also comments on the gift of the communion table, font and pulpit. There is no indication either in the Kirk Sessions minutes or the newspaper article that these were in fact given some 20 years earlier. It sounds to me as if the whole lot may well have been given at the same, later date, unless you have contemporary evidence of the earlier date.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp81

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Banffshire Journal2 August 1938  Report of laying of foindation stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1930/36/1-2
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22023