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2-18 (Even Numbers) Albert Street, Including Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1448 / 57°8'41"N

Longitude: -2.1171 / 2°7'1"W

OS Eastings: 393009

OS Northings: 805993

OS Grid: NJ930059

Mapcode National: GBR S8R.T1

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.GP23

Entry Name: 2-18 (Even Numbers) Albert Street, Including Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354579

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20114

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Archibald Simpson, circa 1840, built from circa 1849 by Mackenzie and Matthews; Nos 10-18 to N completed after 1864. Single storey, attic and basement, 19-bay terrace of 2-bay and 3-bay cottages. Coursed granite ashlar. Base course; stone steps to doorway; pilastered timber doorways, panelled timber doors, some glazed, with letterbox fanlights; principal floor door and window openings corniced with consoles; eaves blocking course; gableted 3-light rectangular dormers to attic floor.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: No 2: symmetrical; regular fenestration to each bay; 2 dormers to attic. Nos 4-16: regular fenestration to basement; doorways to bay to left of principal floor, flanked to left by small window at Nos 10-16; window to bay to right; 2 dormers to attic floor of Nos 4, 12, 14 and 16, single dormer flanked by skylight to Nos 6-10. No 18: segmental-arched openings to basement; doorway flanked to left by small window to bay to left, window to each of 2 flanking bays to right; 2 dormers to attic floor.

NW ELEVATION: gabled; window off-centre to right of ground floor.

SW ELEVATION: Nos 2-10: single storey basement and attic, irregular fenestration, some canted windows to principal floor; variety of dormers to attic; Nos 12-18: 2-storey and basement; canted windows through all floors to each, flanked by regular fenestration.

SE ELEVATION: door to centre, flanked to left by window and to right by blind opening; round-arched window centred in gablehead above with impost and keystone detail.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows, 12-pane to No 18. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods, recessed in walls to principal elevation.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low granite wall to NE, with railings in places, railings flanking steps. Brick coped rubble walls to rear.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with 1-23 Albert Street, 1-34 Albert Terrace and 1 Prince Arthur Street, 2-16 Albyn Place, 31-55 Carden Place and 2 and 4 Prince Arthur Street, 1-6 Rubislaw Place and 21 and 23 Waverley Place, 7-11 Victoria Street, 17 Victoria Street, 19 Victoria Street, 21-59 Victoria Street and 181 Skene Street, 18-28 Victoria Street and 2, 6, 10 and 16 Waverley Place and 30-56 Victoria Street (see separate listings). Albert Street is very similar in style to Archibald Simpson's Marine Terrace and to a lesser extent Bon Accord Square (see separate listings), although it was built by Mackenzie and Matthews after his death. It is a good example of the "Aberdeen Cottage", developed from the Butt and ben by the 1820s. Usually with 2 main rooms on the ground floor, a smaller room tucked behind and further accommodation in the attic, lit by dormers. The cornicing of the door and window openings combined with ashlar finish and eaves blocking course unify the terrace.

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