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67 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.146 / 57°8'45"N

Longitude: -2.1295 / 2°7'46"W

OS Eastings: 392261

OS Northings: 806125

OS Grid: NJ922061

Mapcode National: GBR S70.70

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.8N66

Plus Code: 9C9V4VWC+95

Entry Name: 67 Fountainhall Road, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 67 Fountainhall Road at Hamilton Place, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 23 April 1987

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355734

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20630

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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George Coutts, circa 1890. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay half of semi-detached pair. Rough-faced coursed grey granite to principal elevation, Aberdeen bond to remainder, finely finished margins. Base course; dividing band course; eaves course; segmental-arched windows to principal elevation.

NE (PRINCIPAL, FOUNTAINHALL ROAD) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; depressed-arched doorway to left of ground floor, chamfered reveals, pedimented doorpiece with 5 terracotta tiles to entablature, 2-leaf panelled timber door with fanlight above, small architraved window flanking to left; bipartite window to 1st floor. Pedimented bay to right, canted window through ground and 1st floors, with terracotta panels to band course between, terracotta panelled entablature supporting pediment with keystoned glazed oculus inset.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; 2 windows off-centre to right at ground and 1st floors. Single storey and attic piend-roofed addition to outer right, panelled timber door to penultimate bay to right at ground floor, flanked to right by single window and to left by 3 windows; 3 regularly spaced windows to attic floor, breaking eaves with piended roofs.

SW ELEVATION: ground floor predominantly obscured by single storey and attic addition (see above); canted dormer to left of attic floor, skylights to right.

SE ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.

Timber sash and case windows to principal elevation, lower sashes plate glass, upper sashes small-pane; 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows to remainder. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Rough-faced granite corniced gablehead stacks with circular cans; coped rubble wallhead stacks to rear, octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low granite wall to NW, surmounted by railings, high brick coped rubble and harled wall to rear.

Statement of Interest

Little is known about George Coutts of Aberdeen. Coutts was responsible for the design of Fountainhall Road, including 67 and 44 and 46 Fountainhall Road (see separate listings), which are more unusual in design then the other buildings. They were designed for the Saint Swithin Street Building Association. Particularly noteworthy is the unusual use of terracotta panels and tiles, similar to 13 and 15 King's Gate (see separate listing), also by Coutts.

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