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41 and 42 Regent Quay

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1466 / 57°8'47"N

Longitude: -2.0905 / 2°5'25"W

OS Eastings: 394620

OS Northings: 806189

OS Grid: NJ946061

Mapcode National: GBR SDJ.TG

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.VMPQ

Entry Name: 41 and 42 Regent Quay

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355293

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20463

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later 18th century. 2-storey and attic, 5-bay residential building. Grey granite ashlar with raised margins; moulded cornice; mansard roof with evenly spaced flat-roofed dormers. S ELEVATION: Central timber doorpiece with 4-panel timber door flanked by part-glazed sidelights. Above, dentilled rectangular fanlight with 5-light oval glazing. Wide, segmental arch pend with cast-iron gate to outer left leads to rear courtyard.

N (rear) ELEVATION: Central, 3-storey piended bay breaks eaves. door reached by steps to ground; large, round-arched openings to 1st and attic levels with y-tracery glazing. Irregular fenestration elsewhere; box dormers flank piended gable.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows. Grey slate. Broad, brick gable end stacks with ashlar to street elevation; clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

An early example of a residential building at Regent Quay, notable for its refined detailing. Of particular note is the decorative timber doorpiece with its distinctive fanlight composed of oval panels and the piended bay to the rear has fine y-tracery glazing, a feature not found elsewhere on Regent Quay. The building looks out over the harbour and offers a significant contribution to Regent Quay's refined and varied late 18th and early 19th century run. Converted to flats in late 20th century.

The harbour at Aberdeen accounts for the city's prosperity, representing the key to its history. Development of Aberdeen Harbour gathered momentum from the late 18th century when the physical restrictions caused by the shallow depth of the Dee estuary became problematic for increasingly heavy trade. In the 18th century, the Shiprow quayside was greatly increased forming the terrace which was to become Regent Quay. The 18th century buildings that line Regents Quay originally looked out over the sands and tributaries of the Dee, before the construction of Vicoria Dock (1848). John Wood's map of 1810 shows the location for the intended wet dock, running the length of the as yet unnamed Trinity, Regent and Waterloo quays, all designed by renowned engineer Thomas Telford during the 1840's.

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