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41 and 43 the Green

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1459 / 57°8'45"N

Longitude: -2.0988 / 2°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 394118

OS Northings: 806114

OS Grid: NJ941061

Mapcode National: GBR SCC.6K

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.QNR8

Entry Name: 41 and 43 the Green

Listing Date: 8 February 1989

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355817

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20666

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 and attic, 3-bay tenement building with altered shop to ground. Coursed granite rubble. Large piended canted dormers. Raised skews. Late 20th century harled 4-storey extension to rear (2006).

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows to upper storeys. Grey slate. Coped gable stacks.

Statement of Interest

41 and 43 The Green follows the classical Aberdeen tradition with its simple careful proportions. It is an unusual survivor in this area and it adds significantly to the streetscape of this former market place.

The Green is one of the oldest areas in Aberdeen. It was part of the original entrance way 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 building up of Union Street to the North during the nineteenth century, the importance of The Green diminished. It was no longer part of the entrance way 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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