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30 Beechgrove Terrace, Mile End House, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1491 / 57°8'56"N

Longitude: -2.1271 / 2°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 392407

OS Northings: 806470

OS Grid: NJ924064

Mapcode National: GBR S7B.YR

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.9KBT

Entry Name: 30 Beechgrove Terrace, Mile End House, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 19 March 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354635

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20126

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1825, with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay house. Harled and limewashed with granite ashlar dressings. Long and short quoins to E, strip quoins to remainder; granite margins; eaves course; eaves blocking course.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway corniced with consoles, reached by stones steps flanked by decorative railings; rectangular tripartite windows slightly advanced to bays to left and right of ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

W ELEVATION: twin gables with tall round-arched stair window to centre.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay mid 19th century addition to left, regular fenestration to each bay at ground and 1st floors; earlier 19th century bay to right, windows off-centre to left of ground and 1st floors.

Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof with lead ridges. Stone skews. Coped wallhead and gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan granite gatepiers to SE surmounted by cast-iron urns; rubble walls surrounding house with pointed granite coping; walled garden to N.

Statement of Interest

Mile End House is one of the few surviving early buildings in an area which was primarily developed in the second half of the 19th century, as Aberdeen began to expand westwards following the introduction of the granite trade and the expansion of the harbour. It is owned by the Aberdeen Soroptimist Housing Society, and was once the home of "Mary Esslemont 1891-1984 GP, Soroptimist and Free Burges of Aberdeen" (plaque on wall).

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