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6 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1428 / 57°8'34"N

Longitude: -2.1298 / 2°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 392240

OS Northings: 805773

OS Grid: NJ922057

Mapcode National: GBR S6Y.TM

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.8Q1M

Entry Name: 6 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355900

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20734

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Duncan McMillan, 1895; later additions and alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay L-plan villa with Tudor-gothic detailing. Tooled coursed grey granite, finely finished to margins of SE elevation; Aberdeen bond granite rubble to remainder. Base course; eaves course; gableted dormers to attic floor.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; Tudor-arched chamfered doorway to centre bay at ground floor, decorative hoodmould stepped-up to centre, panelled timber door with stained-glass upper panels, stained-glass fanlight; single window to 1st floor above; 3-light canted window to bay to right at ground floor, part piended slate roof with iron brattishing surmounting, window to 1st floor; pair of bipartite Tudor-arched dormers to attic floor. Gabled bay advanced to left, 3-light canted window through ground and 1st floors, part piended slate roof with iron brattishing surmounting, single Tudor-arched window set in gablehead.

NE ELEVATION: gabled; window off-centre to right of ground floor, window centred in gablehead at attic floor; additions to outer right.

NW ELEVATION: broad gabled bay advanced to right, ground floor obscured by modern additions; irregular fenestration to remainder; recessed bay to left.

SW ELEVATION: gabled to centre, doorway to centre of ground floor, panelled timber door with tall 3-pane fanlight above; pair of windows to centre of 1st floor, single Tudor-arched window set in gablehead of attic floor.

Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows, some replacement. Grey slate roof with lead ridges. Coped stone skews with gableted skewputts. Coped gablehead stacks with predominantly octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: tiled floor to entrance porch, fine stained-glass inner door, flanked by stained-glass panels and fanlight; remainder remodelled, staircase, mouldings and fireplaces removed. Some panelled timber doors, architraves and mouldings survive to 1st floor, marble fireplace to principal room.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan gatepiers to SE, surmounted by pyramidal caps (shared with adjacent properties); low coped rough-faced granite wall between; coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 6 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 Duncan McMillan, were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. The Tudor-gothic style of 6 Queen's Road, is particularly popular in the W of Aberdeen. Features of particular note include the stained glass outer and inner doors, Tudor-arched doorway and iron brattishing.

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