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92 Queen's Road, Hamewith, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1405 / 57°8'25"N

Longitude: -2.1411 / 2°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 391557

OS Northings: 805518

OS Grid: NJ915055

Mapcode National: GBR S5C.9N

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.2SPD

Entry Name: 92 Queen's Road, Hamewith, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 May 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355781

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20638

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

George Coutts, 1906. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay Free Style villa; divided into flats. Rough-faced coursed grey granite, with long and short pink granite dressings, finely finished to margins. Base course; overhanging eaves; long and short quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled central bay, piend-roofed porch to ground floor, low granite walls surmounted by Tuscan colonettes supporting roof, stone steps to 2-leaf panelled timber door; corniced bipartite window off-centre to left of 1st floor corniced depressed-arched window centred in gablehead, with blind diamond panel above. Corniced quadripartite window to ground floor of bay to right, tripartite window to 1st floor above, bipartite gableted dormer to attic floor; 5-light canted window advanced to ground floor of bay to left, tripartite window to 1st floor above, bipartite gableted dormer to attic floor.

NE ELEVATION: gabled; irregular fenestration; 2-storey wing adjoining to outer right.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; wing advanced to bay to left; piend-roofed central bay stepped forward, irregular fenestration to ground floor, bipartite stair window to 1st floor, single window to attic floor; ground floor of bay to right not seen 2000, tripartite window to 1st floor, tripartite piend-roofed dormer to attic floor.

SW ELEVATION: gabled; window to centre of 1st floor, remainder not seen 2000.

Variety of timber casement and sash and case windows. Rosemary tiled roof. Coped granite skews with blocked skewputts. Coped gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers.

INTERIOR: divided into flats; stained glass panels to inner door; staircase with turned balusters; remainder not seen 2000.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan gatepiers to SE, with pyramidal caps, low coped rough-faced granite walls between; rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 92 Queen's Road is part of the later 19th century/early 20th century development W of Queen's Cross. Queen's Road is on the site of Skene Road, which was originally surrounded by the estate of Rubislaw. In 1877 Rubislaw Estate was bought by the City of Aberdeen Land Association, who re-aligned the road and sold off the estate in smaller plots. Streets became wider and villas with substantial gardens often replaced terraces. Prestigious architects, such as George Coutts, were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. According to the plans, Coutts built 92 Queen's Road and the adjacent 88 and 90 Queen's Road (see separate listings) for himself, suggesting he was building speculatively. 92 Queen's Road is of particularly unusual design, with fine detailing and massing. The Rosemary tiled roof is a particularly rare feature on Queen's Road.

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