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Latitude: 57.1369 / 57°8'12"N
Longitude: -2.0999 / 2°5'59"W
OS Eastings: 394049
OS Northings: 805116
OS Grid: NJ940051
Mapcode National: GBR SC6.8Y
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.QW74
Entry Name: 13 and 14 Devanha Terrace, Including Boundary Walls and Railings Enclosing Garden Across Road Opposite Front Elevation
Listing Date: 21 November 1978
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354943
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20271
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Circa 1870. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay terrace. Tooled coursed grey granite, finely finished to margins. Ground floor cills recessed; panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight; projecting cills to 1st floor; eaves course; canted dormers to attic floor.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; regular fenestration centre and right bays of basement, ground floor and 1st floor, single dormer window to attic floor above. Canted bay through ground, 1st and attic floors to bay to left; doorway to ground floor, corniced with consoles, flanked to left and right by single narrow window; window to 1st floor; timber 5-light window with dentil moulding and piended roof to attic floor, glazed to left return.
N ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining terrace (see separate listing).
W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; doorway to centre of ground floor flanked by window, 2 windows above, dormer to attic floor flanked by modern single pane skylight; segmental-arched stair window to flanking bay to right, small 4-pane window above.
S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; doorway to No 14 off-centre to left at ground floor, flanked by narrow window to right; single window to 1st floor above; pair of windows set in gablehead of attic floor.
Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Corniced gablehead and 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 and granite coped rubble walls to rear.
Remains of decorative iron railings on coped granite wall enclosing garden across road opposite front elevation.
B-Group with 1-8, 9-10 and 11-12 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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