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84 Queen's Road, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1409 / 57°8'27"N

Longitude: -2.1393 / 2°8'21"W

OS Eastings: 391667

OS Northings: 805561

OS Grid: NJ916055

Mapcode National: GBR S5M.6B

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.3SK3

Plus Code: 9C9V4VR6+87

Entry Name: 84 Queen's Road, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 84 Queen's Road at Bayview Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355921

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20750

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Villa

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Late 19th century, possibly remodelled by Brown and Watt 1924. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay villa. Coursed grey granite ashlar, with finely finished dressings to SE elevation, coursed rubble to remainder. Rough-faced dark grey granite base course; long and short quoins; pilastered astragals to SE elevation, stylised Ionic capitals to ground floor, simple pilasters to 1st floor; eaves course; overhanging eaves.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; pilastered and entablatured doorway to centre bay of ground floor, reached by flight of stone steps, panelled timber door flanked by leaded panels and fanlight. 3-light canted windows through basement and ground floors of flanking bays to left and right, parapets forming balconies to 1st floor; segmental-arched bipartite windows to each bay of 1st floor.


NW ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; piend-roofed addition to centre bay, single window to basement, pair of windows to 1st floor above; irregular openings to left and right returns, iron ventilator to ridge; regular fenestration to flanking bays to left and right.

SW ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3-bay; pair of windows to basement and ground floors of central bay, that to right blind; single windows to bays to left and right at ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st floor, gablets detail at eaves.

2-pane and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended and gabled slate roof with lead ridges. Corniced wallhead stacks with square-plan cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: fine interior; etched glass inner door; panelling below dado of hall, depressed-arch framing staircase, incised spiral balusters and decorative newel post, heraldic shield to stained glass stair window; cast-iron balusters to service stair; decorative panelling below dado in principal rooms, fine timber fireplaces, round-arched niches to room to E of ground floor; good quality plasterwork throughout; doors and architraves survive; some original light fittings.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped rough-faced granite boundary walls to SE and SW, square-plan ashlar gatepiers to S, E and W; brick and granite coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 84 Queen's Road, formerly known as Rubislaw Green, 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 were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. The plans for 84 Queen's Road are signed by Brown and Watt, dated 1924, however the house appears to pre-date that by some years, suggesting that perhaps Brown and Watt were involved in remodelling the house. Of particular note are the stylised Ionic pilasters to the SE elevation, and the survival of much of the interior details.

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