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11 and 12 Devanha Terrace, Including Boundary Walls and Railings Enclosing Garden Across Road Opposite Front Elevation

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.137 / 57°8'13"N

Longitude: -2.0999 / 2°5'59"W

OS Eastings: 394050

OS Northings: 805125

OS Grid: NJ940051

Mapcode National: GBR SC6.8X

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.QW72

Entry Name: 11 and 12 Devanha Terrace, Including Boundary Walls and Railings Enclosing Garden Across Road Opposite Front Elevation

Listing Date: 21 November 1978

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354942

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20270

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1870. 2-storey, basement and attic, 6-bay terrace comprising pair of 3-bay mirrored houses. Tooled coursed grey granite, finely finished to margins. Ground floor cills recessed; panelled timber doors with letterbox fanlights; projecting cills to 1st floor; eaves course; canted dormers to attic floor.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; regular fenestration to basement floor; pair of doorways to centre of ground floor, continuous cornice on consoles, windows to flanking bays to left and right; regular fenestration to 1st floor; 2 pairs of dormers to attic floor.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: obscured by adjoining terraces (see separate listings).

W ELEVATION: lean-to addition flanked by windows to ground floor; 2 segmental-arched stair windows to centre, 2 small windows to 1st floor above, single window to each flanking bay; 2 dormers to attic floor.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Stone skews with blocked skewputts. Corniced ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: decorative iron railings with anthemion finials, on low granite wall to E of terrace; brick coped rubble walls to rear.

Remains of decorative iron railings on coped granite wall enclosing garden across road opposite front elevation.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 1-8, 9-10 and 13-14 Devanha Terrace. Devanha Terrace is an enlargement of what Brogden calls the "Aberdeen Cottage", developed from the Butt and Ben by the 1820's. Rather than the traditional single storey Devanha Terrace is 2-storey, moving away from the cottage idea towards the tenement. The unusual name of Devanha would appear to originate from the Romans, who referred to Chester as "Devana" because of its situation on "Deva" or Dee, much like Aberdeen, which has also been so called.

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