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33 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1412 / 57°8'28"N

Longitude: -2.1339 / 2°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 391992

OS Northings: 805601

OS Grid: NJ919056

Mapcode National: GBR S6C.WQ

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.6R3T

Entry Name: 33 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355884

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20723

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

A Marshall Mackenzie, 1894; later additions and alterations to rear. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay villa. Rough-faced coursed grey granite finely finished to margins at NW elevation; Aberdeen bond granite to remainder. Contrasting dark grey granite base course; ground and 1st floor cill courses; raised margins to NW elevation; long and short contrasting dark grey quoins; eaves course.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; elaborate doorpiece to centre bay at ground floor, round-arched pilastered doorway with keystone detail set in architrave, cornice stepped-up to centre enclosing blind tablet, scrolls flanking to left and right, panelled timber door reached by 4 stone steps, radial astragalled fanlight above; window to 1st floor, with pediment breaking eaves. Regular fenestration to basement floor of flanking bays to left and right; tripartite windows to ground floor, single windows to 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: window to left at ground floor.

SE ELEVATION: predominantly obscured by modern addition; infill to attic floor.

NE ELEVATION: 2 doorways to basement floor, that to right infilled to form window, window between doorways.

Timber sash and case windows to principal elevation, with small-pane upper sashes; predominantly 4-pane sash and case windows to remainder. Piended grey slate roof with lead ridges. Corniced wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: panelled and pilastered entrance hall; Jacobean staircase with twisted and fluted timber balusters. Remainder not seen 2000.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan gatepiers to NW (shared with adjacent properties), low coped rough-faced granite wall between; granite and brick coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 33 Queen's Road is part of the later 19th 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 A Marshall Mackenzie, were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. In addition to 33 Queen's Road, Mackenzie also designed most of the adjacent properties to the W (see separate listings). 35, 57 and 59 Queen's Road, also follow a similar formula to 33 Queen's Road, the main differences being to the central bays of the principal elevations.

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