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13 Victoria Street, Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1435 / 57°8'36"N

Longitude: -2.1133 / 2°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 393241

OS Northings: 805855

OS Grid: NJ932058

Mapcode National: GBR S99.BF

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HQW1

Entry Name: 13 Victoria Street, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355537

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20588

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1860. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay house. Aberdeen bond granite rubble with finely finished dressings. Gableted dormers to 1st floor breaking eaves.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre of ground floor, corniced with consoles, reached by flight of stone steps flanked by railings, panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight; 3-light canted windows to flanking bays to left and right through basement and ground floors; regular fenestration to 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: gabled.

E ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

N ELEVATION: gabled; blank.

Predominantly 2-pane replacement timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Stone skews. Coped gablehead stacks with octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALL: low granite wall to W.

Statement of Interest

Victoria Street was laid out by Archibald Simpson for James Skene of Rubislaw, as part of the feuing plan for the Rubislaw Estate. It is noted by Chapman and Riley as being an area "where buildings present features of special charm" (p149). The street design is unusual, in that there are 2-storey buildings on the E side and single storey and attic buildings on the W, this idea is repeated at Albert Street (see separate listings). The terraces are of simple traditional design, comprising rubble walls with finely finished dressings and canted dormers. Ferryhill Place also includes houses of similar design (see separate listings). 13 Victoria Street is rather different in design to the other buildings on the street. It is a modification of the original design, with canted windows and gableted 1st floor window breaking the eaves, and taller more elaborate stacks.

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