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Post Box, Marine Place, Ferryhill, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1371 / 57°8'13"N

Longitude: -2.1016 / 2°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 393949

OS Northings: 805132

OS Grid: NJ939051

Mapcode National: GBR SBZ.3B

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.PWF1

Plus Code: 9C9V4VPX+R9

Entry Name: Post Box, Marine Place, Ferryhill, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 1-6 (Inclusive Numbers) Marine Place, Including Gates, Gatepiers, Boundary Walls, Letter Box and Railings

Listing Date: 26 May 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355636

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20610

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Wall box Cottage

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Probably Archibald Simpson, 1837. Single storey, attic and basement, 12-bay, rectangular-plan terrace, comprising 6 2-bay cottages. Coursed granite rubble with finely finished raised margins. Base course; windows and doorways corniced with consoles; panelled timber doors with letterbox fanlights; strip quoins; eaves course; canted piend-roofed dormers.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 6 2-bay cottages; doorway to bay to left of ground floor, reached by stone steps oversailing basement; window to flanking bay to right at ground floor, variety of windows to basement below; dormer to right of attic floor, flanked to left by 2-pane or modern skylight.

W ELEVATION: gabled; symmetrical; 2-bay; blind windows to basement and ground floors.

S ELEVATION: regularly placed doorways and windows, dormers and skylights to attic floor.

E ELEVATION: gabled.

Predominantly 12-pane and 8-pane lying-pane timber sash and case windows, 2-pane to Nos 4 and 6, 4-pane to No 5. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Coped granite gablehead and ridge stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

GATES, GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS, LETTER BOX AND RAILINGS: square-plan granite gatepiers with pyramidal caps to N, 2-leaf decorative iron gate; low granite walls flanking to left and right, stepped-up and adjoining terrace, surmounted by iron railings. Brick coped rubble garden walls to S incorporating brick outbuildings. Victorian wall letter box Type "C" set in wall to SW.

Statement of Interest

1-6 Marine Place is a terrace of what Brogden calls the "Aberdeen Cottage", developed from the Butt and Ben by the 1820's. They usually have 2 main rooms on the ground floor, a smaller room tucked behind and further accommodation in the attic, lit by canted dormers. In some of the grander examples, such as Simpson's nearby Marine Terrace (see separate listing) there is a full sunken basement. Marine Place is particularly complete as it retains it's boundary walls enclosing a large triangle of garden and sweeping driveway. The loss of some of the lying-pane glazing is unfortunate. Also of particular note are the rear elevations which survive virtually unaltered.

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