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2, 2a, 4, 8-16 (Even Numbers) Albyn Place, Including Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1432 / 57°8'35"N

Longitude: -2.1146 / 2°6'52"W

OS Eastings: 393162

OS Northings: 805812

OS Grid: NJ931058

Mapcode National: GBR S93.LH

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HQ8B

Entry Name: 2, 2a, 4, 8-16 (Even Numbers) Albyn Place, Including Railings

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354623

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20117

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Archibald Simpson, begun circa 1836; modified Mackenzie and Matthews mid 19th century. 2-storey attic and basement, 25-bay terrace of 2-bay and 3-bay houses. Base course; 1st floor cill course; eaves cornice surmounted by eaves blocking course to Nos 2, 2A and 4; eaves blocking course to Nos 8-16. Stones steps with railings to pilastered doorways with letterbox fanlights, panelled timber doors, replacement to Nos 4, 10 and 12. Regular fenestration to basements.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; Nos 2 and 2A: 4-bay mirrored pair of 2-bay houses, doorways to central 2 bays at ground floor, flanked to left and right by single windows; regular fenestration to 1st floor; canted dormer flanked by skylight to No 2, rectangular dormer to No 2A. No 4: originally 6-bay mirrored pair of 3-bay houses, doorways to 2 central bays knocked into single broad doorway with 2-leaf timber door, enclosed by glazed panel, keystone detail above; regular fenestration to remaining bays at ground and 1st floor; canted dormers to attic floor. Nos 8-14: 3-bay houses; doorways to right of ground floor, flanked to left by 2 windows, regular fenestration to 1st floor; rectangular dormers to attic floor of Nos 8, 10 and 14, canted dormer flanked by skylight to No 12. No 16: symmetrical 3 bay house, doorway to centre of ground floor, flanked to left and right by windows; regular fenestration to 1st floor; canted windows to left and right of 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3-bay; gabled; narrow windows to centre of ground and 1st floors, blind window to attic; windows to flanking bays to left and right of ground and 1st floors. 2-storey, single bay block adjoining to outer right, window to each floor.

N ELEVATION: irregular doorways and fenestration; various additions; dormers to attic floor.

W ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3-bay; near-regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors; single window off-centre to left of gablehead.

Predominantly 4-pane and 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped granite gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods, predominantly recessed in wall to principal elevation.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with 1-23 Albert Street, 2-18 Albert Street, 1-34 Albert Terrace and 1 Prince Arthur Street, 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). The layout of Albyn Place was originally by Archibald Elliot in 1819, as part of a larger scheme extending to Rubislaw Burn to the N. However, only Albyn Place was actually built to Archibald Simpson's designs. Simpson also redesigned the surrounding area, but this design was altered soon after 1840.

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