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1-5 (Odd Nos) St Nicholas Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1471 / 57°8'49"N

Longitude: -2.0981 / 2°5'53"W

OS Eastings: 394162

OS Northings: 806249

OS Grid: NJ941062

Mapcode National: GBR SCG.24

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.RM3B

Entry Name: 1-5 (Odd Nos) St Nicholas Street

Listing Date: 25 November 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355840

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20686

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay commercial building on prominent corner site with gable swept over broad curved SE corner bay; later shopfront to ground. Picked granite ashlar with band course returning to eaves level. E elevation with pair of bipartite windows at 1st floor; Corinthianesque columned stone mullions and chamfered arrises. Wide opening to left, altered with single fixed-pane curved glazing, returns to 3 single window bays at S elevation; Single, small attic window to broad gable end above.

Non traditional fixed-pane windows with large curved single-pane to corner bay. 5-pane timber sash and case attic window to gable end. Grey slate to roof with pair of canted, tripartite piended-roof dormers to E pitch. Ashlar skews; broad gable end stack; clay cans.

Statement of Interest

1-5 St Nicholas Street is situated on a prominent corner site at the commercial heart of the city. Its sweeping corner bay follows the style established during the intitial phase of the construction of Classical Aberdeen at the beginning of the century. This traditional building type makes a significant contribution to this part of the streescape, augmented by the unusual use of Corinthian capitals.

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