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46 and 47 Regent Quay

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1466 / 57°8'47"N

Longitude: -2.0902 / 2°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 394642

OS Northings: 806194

OS Grid: NJ946061

Mapcode National: GBR SDL.7Z

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.VMVP

Entry Name: 46 and 47 Regent Quay

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355295

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20465

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later 18th century. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay commercial and residential building. Grey granite ashlar with raised margins and moulded eaves cornice. Semi-elliptical pend arch to left to No 45 (Scott's Court); door to immediate right and later shop frontage with fixed-pane windows and central door to far right. Mansarded attic 3-light dormer.

12-pane timber sash and case windows; grey slate; brick gable end stacks; clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Regent Quay faces the harbour and is a critical part of Aberdeen's commercial history. Developed in the late 18th century, Regent Quay consists of a terraced run of refined architecture of the late 18th and early 19th century, of which Nos 46 and 47 form a key integral part. The buildings are mostly of a simple Classical style with good proportions and refined detail. The pend to the left is a traditional feature and is employed elsewhere along Regent Quay's lengthy run. It would have provided access to the rear of the building.

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 1828 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.

Category changed from B to C(S), 2007.

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