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Granton Lodge, 8-14 Great Western Place, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1399 / 57°8'23"N

Longitude: -2.1169 / 2°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 393026

OS Northings: 805452

OS Grid: NJ930054

Mapcode National: GBR S8T.99

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.GS6V

Plus Code: 9C9V4VQM+X7

Entry Name: Granton Lodge, 8-14 Great Western Place, Aberdeen

Listing Name: Granton Lodge, 8-14 Great Western Place, Granton Lodge, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 13 June 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356018

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20836

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Circa 1830; additions to E, Cameron & Matthews, 1894. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay Classical villa in the style of Archibald Simpson. Predominantly droved yellow sandstone ashlar; granite rubble to E elevation. Half-sunken basement, rendered; base course; windows to principal floor corniced with consoles, panelled aprons; projecting cills to 1st floor windows; eaves course.

W (GREAT WESTERN PLACE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; near-regular fenestration to basement floor; advanced canted central bay, glazed and panelled doorway to centre of principal floor, flanked by single windows to left and right, regular fenestration to each facet of 1st floor. Infilled window to principal floor of bay to right, window to 1st floor above. Regular fenestration to bay to left.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; 3-bay; architraved doorway corniced with consoles to centre of principal floor; panelled 2-leaf timber door flanked by brass lamps, etched letterbox fanlight with marginal glazing detail; regular fenestration to remaining bays of principal and 1st floors.

E ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3-bay; slightly advanced gabled central bay, regular fenestration; harled addition adjoining to right; remainder blank.

N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 5-bay; variety of blind and glazed regularly placed fenestration.

Variety of timber sash and case windows; replacement windows to basement floor. Piended and platformed slate roof with lead ridges. Coped ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: remodelled to form flats; panelled timber doors and shutters with key motif survive to principal floor, as do unusual curved doors off entrance hall. Simple plasterwork.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: rendered low coped walls to S of house, square-plan piers surmounted by spherical finials. Low retaining wall to W surmounted by iron railings; high rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

Granton Lodge is one of the oldest surviving villas at the W end of Union Street. It is unusual in that it is built predominantly from sandstone, with granite rubble only used at the rear. The house, which has been flatted, is currently entered from the S side, however it appears that there would originally have been a central entrance on the W elevation, where remnants of a gabled addition and corniced hoodmould can clearly be seen.

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