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4 Carden Terrace, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1445 / 57°8'40"N

Longitude: -2.1186 / 2°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 392922

OS Northings: 805965

OS Grid: NJ929059

Mapcode National: GBR S8K.BT

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.FPC9

Entry Name: 4 Carden Terrace, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354766

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20160

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

James Henderson, circa 1868; later additions. Single storey, basement and attic, 3-bay house. Tooled coursed granite ashlar, finely finished to margins; rough-faced basement. Base course; eaves blocking course; long and short quoins.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre of principal floor, corniced with consoles, flight of stone steps to panelled timber door with timber fretwork lintel and letterbox fanlight; canted windows through basement and ground floors of flanking bays to left and right; modern skylight to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by piend-roofed canted dormers.

SW AND NE ELEVATION: gabled; single storey additions adjoining to S.

SE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Coped granite gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low boundary wall enclosing basement; coped granite wall to N; coped rubble walls to E and W.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 1 and 2 Carden Terrace, 3 Carden Terrace and 5 and 6 Carden Terrace (see separate listings). The houses in Carden Terrace are typical of the 19th century cottage terraces of Aberdeen. The attics are lit by canted dormers windows, materials usually granite rubble or ashlar (as employed here). The houses in Carden Terrace are grander versions of the traditional formula, with canted windows, half-sunken basements and eaves blocking courses, reminiscent of Archibald Simpson's work at Marine Terrace (see separate listing). James Henderson (1809-1896) and his brother William were heavily involved in designing churches for the Free Church, from 1843. As well as designing the more traditional Carden Terraces houses, Henderson also design the rather whimsical gothic houses at 6-16 Westfield Terrace (see separate listings).

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