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46-48 (Inclusive Nos) Castle Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: 46-48 (Inclusive Nos) Castle Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354781

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20171

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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