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70 Prospect Terrace, Old Ferryhill House, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1352 / 57°8'6"N

Longitude: -2.0995 / 2°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 394078

OS Northings: 804920

OS Grid: NJ940049

Mapcode National: GBR SC8.GC

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.QXGH

Entry Name: 70 Prospect Terrace, Old Ferryhill House, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354549

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20101

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid to later 18th century. Single storey, half-sunken basement and attic; 3-bay; rectangular-plan plain classical house. Coursed tooled granite with polished sandstone dressings. Base course; raised margins with projecting cills; strip quoins; eaves course.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; 19th century flat-roofed timber porch advanced to centre at ground floor, panelled timber door, flanked by glazed panels and small-pane wide fanlight, left and right returns blank; window slightly obscured above; regular fenestration to basement and ground floors in flanking bays to left and right; modern skylight to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by canted dormer.

NW ELEVATION: symmetrical; small lean-to woodshed canopy with timber uprights and slate roof to centre of ground floor, enclosing boarded timber door to basement; single window set in gablehead above.

SW ELEVATION: symmetrical; 4-bay; regular fenestration to basement and ground floors; gableted tripartite timber dormer to centre of attic floor.

SE ELEVATION: gabled; single window centred in gablehead.

Predominantly 9-pane and 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with tiled ridge. Coped stone skews with curved skewputts. Coped granite gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan tooled granite gatepiers with pyramidal caps to NE of house; random rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Undoubtedly one of the oldest buildings in Ferryhill, Old Ferryhill House survives with only a few alterations. Now surrounded by a housing estate, only a small portion of its policies survive. The use of sandstone dressings, only seen in a few other buildings in the area, and perhaps used in this case to produce sharp quality dressings before granite working reached its peak in the 19th century.

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