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209, 211 Union Street, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1449 / 57°8'41"N

Longitude: -2.1042 / 2°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 393790

OS Northings: 806005

OS Grid: NJ937060

Mapcode National: GBR SBL.JD

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NP50

Plus Code: 9C9V4VVW+X8

Entry Name: 209, 211 Union Street, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 207-219 Union Street (Odd Numbers) including The Grill and 3 Dee Street, Aberdeen

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 12 October 2018

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355453

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20532

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Circa 1830-35; No 213 re-modelled by Harbourne Maclennan of Jenkins and Marr, 1925. Unusually well-detailed public house and restaurant occupying part of ground floor of three-storey and attic, eleven-bay (bays grouped three-five-three), simple granite ashlar classical tenement; remaining ground floor shop fronts modern. First floor band course, eaves cornice and blocking course. Some round and segmental-headed, voussoired openings retained at ground.

Further Description: symmetrical principal elevation to north with regular fenestration at first and second floors. Ground floor with deep-set, two-leaf, part-glazed timber door and semicircular fanlight at centre; Number 213 immediately to right comprising three-bay shopfront of bronze panels and frosted glass with classical swag decoration to flanking pilasters and frieze with centre fascia; arcading retained at outer shop fronts.

Largely four-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with some cans; ashlar-coped skews.

Number 213, The Grill, Interior: little altered Jenkins and Marr interior incorporates exceptional plasterwork to shallow vaulted ceiling defining long narrow bar with and small circular space divided by broad segmental arch; walls panelled with mahogany veneer. Mahogany doors, gantry and bar counter, gantry has three decoratively-astragalled display cabinets, that to centre with segmental pediment; counter has plaques with relief carved letter 'G', and brass match strikers. Leather covered banquettes line wall opposite bar.

Statement of Interest

This typical Aberdeen tenement, situated on a principal city centre street has undergone some alteration at ground level, but retains a remarkably fine example of the work of local architectural practice Jenkins & Marr who were based at 16 Bridge Street in Aberdeen. By 1921 Harbourne Maclennan was the sole partner of Jenkins and Marr, having retained the practice name.

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

Statutory address revised in 2018. Previously listed as 'Union Street, 207-219 (Odd Numbers) including The Grill'.

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