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Latitude: 57.1412 / 57°8'28"N
Longitude: -2.1029 / 2°6'10"W
OS Eastings: 393871
OS Northings: 805588
OS Grid: NJ938055
Mapcode National: GBR SBS.9S
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NRTW
Entry Name: 1-15 (Inclusive Nos) Springbank Terrace and 121 Bon Accord Street
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 355412
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20510
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
After 1821. Long, simple, classically-detailed terrace of single and 2-storey with basement and attic dwellings with oversailing stairs to main doors, distinctive wallhead stacks to centre bay of Nos 13-15, some canted dormer windows retained, and gardens fronting Springbank Terrace. Granite ashlar with 1st floor windows abutting banded eaves course and single storey centre bays with linking band courses over basement and ground floor windows.
Nos 1-9 comprising 9 2-bay houses all with dividing stacks except Nos 1 and 2; Nos 10-12 at centre of terrace comprise 3-bay, single storey houses; and 5-bay houses at Nos 13-15, No 15 with blank centre bay under wallhead stack. Some oversailing stairs retain cast iron railings and some panelled timber doors with plate glass fanlights remain.
Some 4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows, some modern non-traditional replacement glazing and dormer windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar wallhead, gablehead and ridge stacks with cans. Ashlar-coped skews.
Springbank Terrace is a good example of a simple, city centre granite terrace, with the principal elevations facing long front gardens. It is an important part of the 19th century suburban development of Aberdeen and the simple Classical detailing is typical of this period of the city's expansion. An interesting variety of housing types is incorporated into the rational street elevation, with the Terrace accommodating both tenements and individual houses. Much of the original character of this early terrace remains with some retaining their garden walls and gatepiers. Some gardens have been altered to accommodate parking spaces.
List description revised and category changed from B to C(S) 2009.
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