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2 Queen's Cross and 2 Fountainhall Road, Including Piers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1435 / 57°8'36"N

Longitude: -2.1269 / 2°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 392418

OS Northings: 805853

OS Grid: NJ924058

Mapcode National: GBR S7C.R0

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.9QF2

Entry Name: 2 Queen's Cross and 2 Fountainhall Road, Including Piers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 23 November 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355286

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20456

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Probably J Russell Mackenzie, circa 1875. Single storey, basement and attic, 3-bay cottage orne double villa. Tooled coursed grey granite ashlar, finely finished to margins. Base course; chamfered reveals; overhanging eaves; gableted dormers breaking eaves, shouldered bipartite windows with inset quatrefoil above; decorative bargeboards; timber fleur-de-lys to apex of gables.

SE (QUEEN'S CROSS) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled bay advanced to right, canted window through basement and ground floor, dentil-moulded cornice, Tudor-arched bipartite window above, with cusped tracery; 2 bays to left recessed; doorway to centre of ground floor, open gothic porch on slender cast-iron columns, 6 stone steps to glazed and panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, dormer to attic floor above; gabled bay stepped-forward to left, window to ground floor, small Tudor-arched window set in gablehead above.

NE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; basement floor not seen 2000. canted window to left of ground floor, single window to centre, 2 gableted dormers to attic floor above, bay to right blank.

SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; gabled bay advanced to left, canted window through basement and ground floor, timber brattishing along piended roof, Tudor-arched bipartite window above, with cusped tracery, king-post detail to gablehead; open gothic porch to re-entrant angle to right on slender cast-iron columns, 7 stone steps to glazed and panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, regular fenestration to flanking bay to right, 2 dormers to attic floor above.

Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridges and decorative iron brattishing to ridge of 2 Fountainhall Road. Coped gablehead and wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite boundary walls, curved to Queen's Cross; square-plan coped piers at corners of Queen's Cross, Fountainhall Road and Carden Place; brick coped rubble wall to NW.

Statement of Interest

2 Queen's Cross and 2 Fountainhall Road, is an unusually planned picturesque double villa making good use of its prominent corner situation. Of particular note is the fine iron brattishing and decorative timberwork. Brogden suggests that 2 Queen's Cross and 2 Fountainhall Road is by J Russell Mackenzie (d. 1889), who was responsible for the design of several other houses at Queen's Cross.

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