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3-15 (Odd Numbers) Ferryhill Place, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1368 / 57°8'12"N

Longitude: -2.103 / 2°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 393861

OS Northings: 805102

OS Grid: NJ938051

Mapcode National: GBR SBR.N3

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NWR7

Entry Name: 3-15 (Odd Numbers) Ferryhill Place, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 May 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355644

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20611

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century, 22-bay terrace comprising 3-bay and 4-bay 2-storey and attic houses, of tooled coursed grey granite ashlar finely finished to margins. Base course; projecting cills; pilastered doorways corniced with consoles, panelled timber doors with letterbox fanlights; eaves course; canted dormers to attic floor.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: No 3: 4-bay, asymmetrical, doorway to penultimate bay to left at ground floor, regular fenestration to remainder of ground and 1st floors, 2 dormers to attic; Nos 5, 7, 13 and 15: 3-bay, doorway to bay to left (No 13 in bay to right) at ground floor, regular fenestration to remaining bays of ground and 1st floors, 2 dormers to attic floor of Nos 5 and 7, single dormer to attic of number 13 and 15; Nos 9 and 11: doorway to centre of ground floor, window to each flanking bay, regular fenestration to 1st floor, 2 dormers to attic floor.

W ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining terrace (see separate listing).

S ELEVATION: irregular door and window arrangements to ground and 1st floors; predominantly canted dormers to attic floor, some modern rectangular dormers.

E ELEVATION: gabled; small square opening off-centre to left of ground floor.

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

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: low granite coped walls to N, with square-plan piers and gatepiers with pyramidal caps, some railings; brick coped rubble walls dividing N gardens and to rear.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 17-29 (odd numbers) Ferryhill Place and 2-18, 20-30 and 32-36 (even numbers) Ferryhill Place (see separate listings). Brogden suggests this the earlier section of Ferryhill Place could be by Archibald Simpson, it is similar in style to his nearby Marine Terrace and Bon Accord Square (see separate listings). The W end of the terrace (see separate listing) bears more resemblance to Caledonian Place (see separate listing), rubble walls with finely finished dressings. However the corniced and consoled doorways, eaves and base courses and use of dormers unites the two halves, framed by the elegant deep front gardens.

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