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Rosemount School, Esslemont Avenue, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1493 / 57°8'57"N

Longitude: -2.1173 / 2°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 393003

OS Northings: 806498

OS Grid: NJ930064

Mapcode National: GBR S8R.15

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.GK0M

Plus Code: 9C9V4VXM+P3

Entry Name: Rosemount School, Esslemont Avenue, Aberdeen

Listing Name: Esslemont Avenue at Rosemount Place and Belgrave Terrace, Rosemount Community Education Centre (Formerly Rosemount School), Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 19 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354537

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20091

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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James Souttar, 1883-84; E wing addition J A O Allan, 1901. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay, L-plan Italianate school with classical detailing. Tooled coursed granite, finely finished to margins. Rough-faced base course and basement; pilastered windows with panelled aprons; dividing band course; eaves course; overhanging eaves.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to slightly recessed centre bay of ground floor reached by flight of stone steps, pilastered doorway, stylised capitals to columns, 2-leaf panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, flanked to left and right by glazed panels, lamp on decorative iron bracket centred above. In antis tripartite doorway flanked by bipartite window to basement floor to left. Tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors of flanking bays to left and right.

NW ELEVATION: symmetrical; centre bay recessed, 7-light pilastered windows to ground and 1st floors; tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors of flanking bays to left and right.

SW ELEVATION: obscured by modern additions.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay; 2 bays to right recessed, panelled timber door to left of basement floor, flanked to right by 3 windows, 2-leaf panelled timber door to right of basement flanked by 2 windows, 6-light pilastered window flanked by tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors above; 3 advanced bays adjoining to left; bipartite windows to centre bay at all floors, flanked by tripartite windows to right and modern windows to left, 3 regularly placed windows to each floor of right return. 20th century addition adjoining to outer left.

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof with lead ridges, ventilator to apex of block to SE. Coped granite stacks breaking pitch with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALL: coped granite boundary walls surmounted by modern railings added by J A O Allan, 1901.

Statement of Interest

The imposing former Rosemount School is similar in style to the designs by H and D Barclay for Glasgow and Govan School Boards. Prominently situated at the corner of 3 roads. In detailing and mass it is also similar to the later Mile-end Primary School (see separate listing).

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