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39 the Green and 2 and 4 Carmelite Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1459 / 57°8'45"N

Longitude: -2.0986 / 2°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 394129

OS Northings: 806114

OS Grid: NJ941061

Mapcode National: GBR SCC.XT

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.QNV8

Entry Name: 39 the Green and 2 and 4 Carmelite Street

Listing Date: 8 February 1989

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355816

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20665

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Early 19th century. 3-storey, 3 x 3-bay piended corner tenement building with shop to ground, returning to Carmelite Street (E elevation) (altered frontage, 2006). Coursed granite, rubble to Martin's Lane (W). Principal (N) elevation with regular fenestration and shop to ground floor with central entrance flanked by plateglass windows. Some infilled openings to ground at E. Late 20th century dormers.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate. Coped wallhead stack to E.

Statement of Interest

39 The Green follows the classical Aberdeen tradition with its simple careful proportions. It is an unusual survivor in this area and its corner site makes it a prominent part of the streetscape. Piended roofs on domestic buildings are unusual in this part of Aberdeen where gabled roofs are more common.

The Green is one of the oldest areas in Aberdeen. It was part of the original entranceway into the city of Aberdeen and became celebrated from the sixteenth century as an open-air market venue. The area became increasingly built up in the nineteenth century with rising numbers of residents, traders and industries. With the formation and construction of Union Street to the North during the nineteenth century, the importance of The Green diminished. It was no longer part of the entranceway into the city and the tall buildings of Union Street had rear entrances at the level of The Green and their height overshadowed the area. This building is typical of the early nineteenth century buildings that were established here.

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