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11 and 13 Arbuthnott Street

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9626 / 56°57'45"N

Longitude: -2.2094 / 2°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 387367

OS Northings: 785728

OS Grid: NO873857

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2QYJ

Mapcode Global: WH9RN.1867

Entry Name: 11 and 13 Arbuthnott Street

Listing Date: 18 August 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 387846

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41551

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Stonehaven

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Circa 1800, altered at ground. 2-storey, 4-bay house closing regular terrace to NW. Roughly coursed and squared rubble with raised margins at 1st floor.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 4 windows to each floor (bays do not correspond), with evidence of blocked and altered openings at ground; 3 small rooflights.

Modern glazing throughout. Grey slates. Coped harled stacks with thackstanes and cans; ashlar-coped skews.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Nos 3, 5, 7 and 9 Arbuthnott Street forming traditional terraced runs. The north side of Arbuthnott Street was fully developed by 1823 when Wood's Town Plan was drawn, with the 18th century Mill Inn and its associated stabling to the south. Little has changed since then, apart from the addition of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson's fine Episcopal church (listed category 'A') in 1875 and the White Bridge (also listed) in 1879, and these terraces remain important contributors to Stonehaven's early streetscapes, probably the least altered of all its early streets. A recent (2004) newly built house, replacing some single storey sheds, at the west end of the terrace sits comfortably through judicious employment of traditional materials and design. Nos 11 and 13 have lost their traditional layout with removal of doors from the principal elevation, but with their original roofline and massing remain an integral element of the vernacular streetscape.

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