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Trinity Quay, 1-7 (Inclusive Nos) Trinity Buildings, Formerly Duthie's Warehouse

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1459 / 57°8'45"N

Longitude: -2.0952 / 2°5'42"W

OS Eastings: 394336

OS Northings: 806115

OS Grid: NJ943061

Mapcode National: GBR SCW.07

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.SNG7

Entry Name: Trinity Quay, 1-7 (Inclusive Nos) Trinity Buildings, Formerly Duthie's Warehouse

Listing Date: 15 October 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356015

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20832

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Late 19th century. Substantial 4-storey and attic, 9-bay warehouse with shops and offices to ground floor occupying prominent site over looking harbour. Grey granite ashlar to near-symmetrical principal SE elevation with coursed granite to sides and rear. Segmental-arched openings to ground floor, second floor and central bay; full-height pilasters flanking; dividing band courses at 2nd and 3rd storeys. Pair of pedimented wallhead gables to attic with pair of round-arched windows set in gableheads. Rounded corner bay at far left returns to SW elevation comprising 3-gables with irregular openings; joins 2-storey building to far left. Symmetrical NW (rear) elevation; 7-bay; gabled 5-storey central bay; ground floor openings blocked.

Predominantly 4-pane sash and case windows with curved glazing to corner bay; pair of piended roof dormers between attic gables and further dormers to rear; grey slate; multi-pitched roof; beaked skewputts; corniced gablehead stacks with moulded octagonal cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Warehouse buildings were critical to the effective functioning of Aberdeen's harbour. The building at 1-7 Trinity Quay reflects a significant part of Aberdeen's industrial and social history. It contributes much to the character of the streetscape with its distinctive double gabled principal elevation and restained Classical detailing, typical of Classical Aberdeen. The curved corner glazing, segmental openings and pilasters are of some quality and show that due respect and attention to detail was taken with warehouse architecture, reflecting the important role of warehousing to the city's prosperity. Converted to flats, the Rubislaw granite at lower two floors has been cleaned. Commercial signage remains at SW elevation for Robert Duthie and Sons Ltd. The Duthie family owned one of Aberdeen's most successful shipbuilding firms between 1815 and 1907.

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