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25 Polmuir Road, Clifton Villa, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1344 / 57°8'3"N

Longitude: -2.103 / 2°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 393864

OS Northings: 804840

OS Grid: NJ938048

Mapcode National: GBR SBR.NY

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NYS1

Entry Name: 25 Polmuir Road, Clifton Villa, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 May 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355672

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20615

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Late 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay villa, with later additions and alterations. Tooled coursed grey granite finely finished to margins to W elevation, granite rubble with brick dressings to remainder. Long and short dressings; projecting cills; overhanging eaves with pierced timber bargeboards.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gableted sandstone and granite porch advanced to bay to right of ground floor, round-arched opening, chamfered with keystone detail, chamfered outer angles; glazed, panelled pilastered timber door with letterbox fanlight; window above to 1st floor; canted droved sandstone window through ground and 1st floors to flanking bay to left; window centred in gablehead to attic floor.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay with harled later addition adjoining to outer right; flat-roofed addition to centre of ground floor with windows to left and right returns, leaded stained glass stair window above; modern timber door flanking to left; window to ground and 1st floors of flanking bay to right; rectangular dormer to attic floor; doorway to ground floor and window to 1st floor of modern addition.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical; bay to left obscured by advanced harled modern addition, with windows to ground and 1st floors, small window set in gablehead at attic. Modern plate glass window to ground floor of bay to right, window to 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: blank.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows; some modern timber windows with top hoppers. Grey slate roof. Coped brick wallhead stack with circular can. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite ashlar wall to W; rubble walls with brick coping to remainder, incorporating brick lean-to ancillary structure to SW.

Statement of Interest

Clifton Villa is one of a series of villas on Polmuir Road, simple but with intricately pierced bargeboards and some sandstone detailing, which is a less common building material in Aberdeen. The unusual name of Polmuir came from the original site of the Duthie Park, which was a marshy piece of land covered in gorse (or whin, hence the nearby "Whinhill Road), it was known as Pulmoor, and the surrounding area has since taken on the name of "Polmuir".

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