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Latitude: 57.1372 / 57°8'13"N
Longitude: -2.1149 / 2°6'53"W
OS Eastings: 393142
OS Northings: 805144
OS Grid: NJ931051
Mapcode National: GBR S92.74
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HV3Y
Entry Name: 264 and 266 Holburn Street, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 26 May 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 355798
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20651
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Dated 1874. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage. Pink, dark grey and light grey granite ashlar E elevation with finely finished margins, granite rubble to remaining elevations. Base course; pink granite lintel course; eaves course.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre bay of ground floor, replacement panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, windows to flanking bays to left and right; small gableted dormer to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by canted dormers, all with decorative timber cornices, pair of small lead lucarnes below ridge.
N ELEVATION: gabled; window to centre of ground floor.
W ELEVATION: not seen 2001.
S ELEVATION: gabled.
Timber sash and case windows, 8-pane lying-pane windows to ground floor. Grey slate roof with scalloped lead ridge. Stone skews with blocked skewputts. Coped polychrome granite gablehead stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2001.
BOUNDARY WALL: low coped rubble walls to E; rubble walls with brick coping to remainder.
264 and 266 Holburn Street is an example 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. Of particular note is the unusual polychromatic masonry, lying-pane windows, decoratively corniced dormers and unusual scalloped ridge.
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