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Latitude: 57.1504 / 57°9'1"N
Longitude: -2.1151 / 2°6'54"W
OS Eastings: 393132
OS Northings: 806618
OS Grid: NJ931066
Mapcode National: GBR S91.C4
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HJ0S
Entry Name: 2a View Terrace, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 355579
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20593
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid 19th century with later additions and alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay classical house, with small wings. Coursed granite ashlar to S, granite rubble to remainder. Rough-faced base course; finely finished granite band courses; recessed cills to ground floor; eaves course.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; modern timber door to centre of ground floor with 2-pane fanlight, reached by 6 stone steps with decorative iron railings, balcony with iron railings between basement and ground floors; windows to flanking bays to left and right of basement and ground floors; regular fenestration to 1st floor. Single storey and basement, single bay wings adjoining to left and right, with deeply recessed windows to centre; eaves blocking course, modern roof recessed to wing to left.
E ELEVATION: predominantly obscured by 20th century harled gabled addition.
N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; broad doorway to centre of ground floor with modern door and 9-pane fanlight; large stair window above; 2 small windows flanking centre bay to left and right; regular fenestration to basement ground and 1st floors of bay to left and right.
W ELEVATION: single window to centre of 1st floor; wing adjoining to right of ground floor, harled with modern roof.
Variety of timber sash and case windows. Piended purple-grey slate roof with lead ridges. Coped granite wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: some original cornicing, skirting boards and doors survive.
GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan stugged granite gatepiers to SW with 2-leaf iron gates, granite coped rubble walls, brick coping to N.
Originally called Viewplace House. The reasonably extensive grounds were extensively built over in the 2nd half of the 19th century. This type of simple, well detailed villa is typical of Aberdeen in the early 19th century, other notable examples include 9 Albyn Place (by Archibald Simpson) and Rosemount House (see separate listings). Currently used as a Day Nursery (1999).
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