The World's End, Fraserburgh

The World's End is an historic townhouse in Fraserburgh, Scotland, standing on Dalyrmple Street. Category B listed, it dates to around 1767.[1]

The World's End
Warld's End, Fraserburgh.jpg
The building in 2020
Location11 Dalyrmple Street, Fraserburgh
Coordinates57°41′27″N 2°00′15″W / 57.690927°N 2.004062°W / 57.690927; -2.004062Coordinates: 57°41′27″N 2°00′15″W / 57.690927°N 2.004062°W / 57.690927; -2.004062
Builtc. 1767 (255 years ago) (1767)
Listed Building – Category B
Official nameThe World's End 11 Dalrymple Street
Designated16 April 1971
Reference no.LB31880
The World's End, Fraserburgh is located in Aberdeenshire
The World's End, Fraserburgh
Shown in Aberdeenshire

The structure is two storeys and basement, constructed of squared heathen stone with freestone dressings and quoins. It has a shaped Dutch gable with an arched window and ball finials. Steps lead up to a pedimented door piece.[1] A wooden porch present in the 1970s has since been removed.

The building's first known owner was Charles Gordon in 1766. It also once belonged to the Gordons of Glenbuchat (or Glenbucket).[2] Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, hid here after the Battle of Culloden.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic Environment Scotland. "The World's End 11 Dalrymple Street (LB31880)". Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  2. ^ McKean, Charles (1990). Banff & Buchan: An Illustrated Architectural Guide. Mainstream Publications Ltd. p. 129. ISBN 185158-231-2.