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5 and 6 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: -2.119 / 2°7'8"W

OS Eastings: 392896

OS Northings: 805957

OS Grid: NJ928059

Mapcode National: GBR S8H.62

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.FP5C

Entry Name: 5 and 6 Carden Terrace, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354768

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20161

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, 4-bay pair of 2-bay houses. Tooled coursed granite ashlar, finely finished to margins; rough-faced basement. Base course; eaves blocking course; long and short quoins.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorways to 2 centre bays of principal floor, corniced with consoles, flight of stone steps to panelled timber doors with timber fretwork lintels and letterbox fanlights; canted windows through basement and ground floors of flanking bays to outer left and right; 4 skylights to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by piend-roofed canted dormers.

SW AND NE ELEVATIONS: gabled; flat-roofed additions 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 gablehead and wallhead stacks with octagonal and circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

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

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 1 and 2 Carden Terrace, 3 Carden Terrace and 4 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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