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64 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1414 / 57°8'29"N

Longitude: -2.1368 / 2°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 391821

OS Northings: 805621

OS Grid: NJ918056

Mapcode National: GBR S5Z.P8

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.4RRP

Entry Name: 64 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355915

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20745

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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John Rust, 1901. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay villa. Tooled coursed grey granite finely finished to margins of SE elevation; coursed granite rubble to remainder. Rough-faced base course; dividing band course; eaves course; overhanging eaves with dentil cornice.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; square-plan open porch advanced to centre of ground floor supported on Tuscan columns and pilasters, dramatic sun-burst pediment detail, stone steps to doorway flanked by decorative iron railings, pilastered panelled timber door flanked by glazed panels, letterbox fanlight; single window to centre of 1st floor; round-arched dormer to centre of attic floor. 3-light canted windows through ground and 1st floor, terminating in piended roofs. Rectangular-plan glazed lantern with pilastered depressed-arched openings and piended roof to apex of attic floor, flanked to left and right by stepped down dormers breaking pitch.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; windows to right at ground and 1st floors; 2-storey addition to outer right, irregular openings.

NW ELEVATION: 2-storey wing advanced to left; lean-to addition advanced to ground floor; stained glass window to centre of 1st floor, flanked to right by bipartite window; rectangular dormer to attic floor.

SW ELEVATION: symmetrical; single window to centre of 1st floor.

Predominantly 2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows, small-pane leaded and stained glass upper sashes at ground floor. Piended grey slate roof with lead ridges. Corniced wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: divided into flats. Some mouldings, doors and architraves survive; staircase removed; fireplaces to principal rooms, some later additions.

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

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 60 and 62 Queen's Road. From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 64 Queen's Road is part of the later 19th century/early 20th 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 John Rust, were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. John Rust designed the 2 houses immediately to the E of 64 Queen's Road, Nos 60 and 62 Queen's Road (Rust designed 64 Queen's Road was for himself). The three houses are almost identical except 60 Queen's Road lacks the decoratively tooled pediment surmounting the porch. Features of particular note at 64 Queen's Road include the survival of the square-pane leaded upper sashes on the ground floor of the principal elevation and the lantern at the apex of the roof.

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