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Latitude: 57.1479 / 57°8'52"N
Longitude: -2.0929 / 2°5'34"W
OS Eastings: 394476
OS Northings: 806336
OS Grid: NJ944063
Mapcode National: GBR SD6.14
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.TLKQ
Plus Code: 9C9V4WX4+5R
Entry Name: 46, 47, 48 Castle Street, Aberdeen
Listing Name: 46-48 (Inclusive Nos) Castle Street
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354781
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20171
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Early 19th century. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay Classical tenement building with altered commercial premises to ground. Grey squared and coursed granite, render to rear. Pair of canted, piended roof dormers. Consoled timber fascia to ground.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case replacement windows to upper storeys, plate glass to ground. Grey slates, gable stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
This is a good example of an early Classical tenement building which forms a significant part of the streetscape of the Castlegate. The simple classical style is typical of granite buildings of this period before sophisticated cutting techniques were developed.
Castle Street (or Castlegate) is considered by many to be the heart of Aberdeen city centre. It has been the site of the main market place since the 12th century. It contains a 17th century Mercat Cross (a Scheduled Ancient Monument). The central rectangular area has, through the centuries, been bounded by a succession of different buildings, predominantly private houses and commercial premises. The Tolbooth was built here in the 17th century. The earlier buildings were replaced from the 19th century onwards using the existing footprint, and therefore the important large central space which continues to form a focal point for the city was retained.
A 1970's photographs shows the building with 2-bays.
Part of B Group with Nos 1-7 Justice Street, Nos 9-23, 31-35, 40-48, 51 and 52 (inclusive nos) Castle Street, and Salvation Army Citadel.
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