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97 High Street, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1665 / 57°9'59"N

Longitude: -2.1025 / 2°6'8"W

OS Eastings: 393901

OS Northings: 808415

OS Grid: NJ939084

Mapcode National: GBR SBV.5G

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.P40D

Plus Code: 9C9V5V8X+J2

Entry Name: 97 High Street, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen

Listing Name: High Street, 97 (West Side) Old Aberdeen, St Machar Bar

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355151

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20363

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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18th century. 2-storey, 2-bay, public house closing irregular terrace with gable fronting important early street of Old Aberdeen. Principal (E) elevation with roughly coursed rubble refaced at ground mid 19th century, harl to side. Broad band course between floors at E.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: bay to left at ground with deep-set pilastered timber door with and plate glass fanlight, fixed window etched with 'St Machar Bar' at right, simple fascia above and regular fenestration at 1st floor. 3 openings to 1st floor S (Blackburn Place).

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar gablehead stack with polygonal can; ashlar-coped skews and block skewputt.

INTERIOR: 1960s interior to narrow bar with shelved back gantry and Formica-topped bar counter, suspended canopy and bare wood fixed seating.

Statement of Interest

Part of Old Aberdeen 'A' group.

This is a rare survival of an early public house situated close to the university in Old Aberdeen. The current (2008) public house interior dates from the 1960s at which time the snug was removed.

List description updated as part of Public Houses Thematic Study 2007-8.

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