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23 James Street, Peterhead

A Category C Listed Building in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.5041 / 57°30'14"N

Longitude: -1.7754 / 1°46'31"W

OS Eastings: 413560

OS Northings: 846014

OS Grid: NK135460

Mapcode National: GBR P8ZW.M97

Mapcode Global: WHBQ8.PNS3

Plus Code: 9C9WG63F+MV

Entry Name: 23 James Street, Peterhead

Listing Name: 23, 25 James Street

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385474

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39699

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200385474

Location: Peterhead

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Peterhead

Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Late 18th century. 2-storey and attic 3-window squared
granite with coped chimneys, harled back wing (ball-topped
gate piers in court.) removed

Statement of Interest

James Street was largely built up in Ainslie's map of C. 1800. The area South of Broad Street was laid out but

unbuilt in 1771 except for a few modern sized detached houses and a row of artisan cottages on the east side

of Jamaica Street, replaced c. 1790. The rise in thread and textile manufacture and the popularity of Peterhead

as a spa resulted in the rapid development of this area in the 1790s when land here was worth £1150 an acre. In 1795 it was noted 'a great number of houses, where elegant lodgings may be found, have been erected by the inhabitants merely with a view to accomodate strangers'. By 1836 the thread and textile industry had collapsed; the Wine Well and Baths were demolished 1931. Except for no. 7 and nos. 18 & 20 St. Andrew Street was completely built up in Ainslie's maps of 1800/05.

Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006). The listing relates specifically to the group interest of the subject. It applies, as always, to interior as well as exterior, as appropriate to building type.

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