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37 and 39 Westburn Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.153 / 57°9'10"N

Longitude: -2.1143 / 2°6'51"W

OS Eastings: 393181

OS Northings: 806908

OS Grid: NJ931069

Mapcode National: GBR S94.XH

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HGDS

Entry Name: 37 and 39 Westburn Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 19 March 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355584

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20597

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 5-bay, rectangular-plan former pair of semi-detached houses, now subdivided into flats. Coursed granite ashlar to N and E elevations, rubble to S and W. Base course; recessed panels below projecting cills; segmental-arched openings to ground floor; dividing band course; deep eaves cornice; eaves blocking course; curvilinear gables; curvilinear gableted dormers.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; panelled timber door with segmental-arched fanlight to penultimate bay to right of ground floor, former doorway to penultimate bay to left, now glazed, regular fenestration to remaining bays; regular fenestration to 1st floor; eaves blocking course stepped-up to centre bay; dormer to each bay of attic floor.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; single storey single bay addition to right of ground floor, window to right return, window above to 1st floor, round-arched window to attic floor; 2-storey addition to bay to right, window to right return at 1st floor, window above to attic floor.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; glazed modern door to penultimate bay to right of ground floor, flanked to right and left by windows; flat-roofed and lean-to additions obscuring bays to left; irregular fenestration to remainder; 3 gableted dormers to attic floor.

E ELEVATION: symmetrical; 2-bay; regular fenestration to outer left and right of ground and 1st floors; round arched windows to attic floor.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate mansard roof with lead ridges. Coped stone skews. Corniced granite gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan stugged granite gatepiers to NE with decorative caps; coped rubble walls boundary walls some with brick coping.

Statement of Interest

Westburn Road is noted by Chapman and Riley as being a street where "buildings present features of special charm" (p149). 37-39 Westburn Road is one of the grander terraces on Westburn Road. The ashlar principal elevations, combined with curvilinear gables and dormers and segmental-arched openings result in a terrace which is both unusual and of high quality.

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