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94 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1404 / 57°8'25"N

Longitude: -2.1414 / 2°8'29"W

OS Eastings: 391540

OS Northings: 805514

OS Grid: NJ915055

Mapcode National: GBR S59.W4

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.2SKF

Entry Name: 94 Queen's Road, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 17 June 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 355924

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20753

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

George Coutts, 1899; later additions and alterations. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-bay villa. Rough-faced coursed grey granite, finely finished to margins of SE elevation; Aberdeen bond granite rubble to remainder. Rough-faced base course; diving band course and 1st floor cill course; eaves cornice. Architraved and entablatured openings to SE elevation.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; elaborate doorpiece to centre bay of ground floor, reached by stone steps with shallow walls, round-arched doorway supported pilasters with rusticated bands, voussoir and keystone details, segmental-arched pediment; 2-leaf panelled timber door, fanlight above with radial astragals; bipartite window to 1st floor above; pedimented bipartite tower to attic floor, with balustraded apron and near-pyramidal roof surmounted by iron brattishing. 3-light canted windows to ground floor of bays to left and right, tripartite windows to 1st floor above, segmental-arched Venetian-style dormers to attic floor; stone modern stair addition to outer left, doorway to centre.

NE ELEVATION: stair window to centre; variety of door and window openings to remainder; wing adjoining to outer right.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; wing advanced to bay to left, modern lean-to conservatory to centre bay at ground floor, single window to 1st floor above; 3-light canted window to bay to right at ground floor, with slate roof; bipartite window to 1st floor; bipartite piend-roofed dormers to attic floor.

SW ELEVATION: predominantly obscured by modern stair addition, window to right of 1st floor; bipartite dormer to attic; wallhead stacks breaking eaves to left and right of dormer, pediment detail and blind oculus to each.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows with decorative upper sashes, metal secondary glazing to exterior. Piended grey slate roof with lead flashings and iron brattishing. Coped wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: stained glass flanking inner door; panelled doors, decorative architraves; skirting boards, cornicing and some moulded ceilings; timber fireplace survives; turned balusters to stair; stained glass stair window.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan gatepiers to SE, with low coped rough-faced wall between; rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

From the beginning of the 19th century Aberdeen rapidly expanded westwards from Union Street. 94 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 George Coutts, were often employed to produce bold and unusual designs to reflect the wealth and individuality of the clients. Finely detailed principal elevation, ironwork and interior.

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