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17 Victoria Street, Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.144 / 57°8'38"N

Longitude: -2.1134 / 2°6'48"W

OS Eastings: 393237

OS Northings: 805908

OS Grid: NJ932059

Mapcode National: GBR S99.B7

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HPVP

Entry Name: 17 Victoria Street, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355538

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20589

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Possibly Archibald Simpson, designed circa 1843, built circa 1850; later alterations to form mansard roof. Single storey and attic, 3-bay semi-detached cottage. Granite rubble finely finished to margins. Base course; projecting cills; eaves course; timber gableted dormers to attic floor.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre of ground floor, panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, flanked to left and right by single windows; bipartite dormer to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by tripartite dormers.

SE ELEVATION: gabled; opening at base course level; window to centre, flanked to left by small window, window set to right of gablehead above, doorway to flat-roofed addition to right.

NE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NW ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building (see separate listing).

Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate mansard roof with lead ridge. Coped gablehead stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALL: low granite boundary wall to SW.

Statement of Interest

A-Group with 1-23 Albert Street, 2-18 Albert Street, 1-34 Albert Terrace and 1 Prince Arthur Street, 2-16 Albyn Place, 31-55 Carden Place and 2 and 4 Prince Arthur Street, 1-6 Rubislaw Place and 21 and 23 Waverley Place, 7-11 Victoria Street, 19 Victoria Street, 21-59 Victoria Street and 181 Skene Street, 18-28 Victoria Street and 2, 6, 10 and 16 Waverley Place and 30-56 Victoria Street (see separate listings). 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). 17 Victoria Street and the adjoining 19 Victoria Street (see separate listing) are among the few single storey and attic buildings on the E side of Victoria Street, the remainder being the full 2 stories.

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