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49 Waverley Place, Aberdeen

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1439 / 57°8'38"N

Longitude: -2.1164 / 2°6'58"W

OS Eastings: 393055

OS Northings: 805896

OS Grid: NJ930058

Mapcode National: GBR S8W.DN

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.GPFS

Plus Code: 9C9V4VVM+HC

Entry Name: 49 Waverley Place, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 47 and 49 Waverley Place, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355582

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20595

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Circa 1855. Single storey and attic, 4-bay mirrored pair of 2 2-bay houses. Coursed granite rubble, finely finished to margins. Eaves course; pilastered timber doorways, panelled timber doors with glazed upper panels, 2-pane letterbox fanlights; gableted windows breaking eaves to attic floor; curvlinear gables.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; w doorways to centre bays at ground floor, with windows to attic floor above; gabled bays advanced to outer left and right, 3-light canted windows to ground floor of each, single window set in gablehead above.

W ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 2 bays to left harled; additions to ground floor; 3 symmetrically placed windows to attic floor.

S (RUBISLAW TERRACE LANE) ELEVATION: 2 curvlinear gables to left and right, remainder not seen 2000.

E ELEVATION: symmetrical; 3-bay; ground floor not seen 2000; 3 regularly placed windows to attic floor.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Finely finished pink granite gablehead stacks, with modillion cornice and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low granite wall to N, flanked by brick coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

47 and 49 Waverley Place are quite different to the surrounding terraces, which were primarily designed by Archibald Simpson (see separate listings). The Dutch inspired curvilinear gables both to principal and rear elevations are particularly unusual. Of note also are the decorative stacks which surmount them. The house has been adapted in the manner of Archibald Simpson, by the addition of canted windows to the ground floor of the principal elevation.

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