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15, 17, 19 Barclay Street, Stonehaven

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 56.9635 / 56°57'48"N

Longitude: -2.2091 / 2°12'32"W

OS Eastings: 387384

OS Northings: 785831

OS Grid: NO873858

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2QZ9

Mapcode Global: WH9RN.17BJ

Plus Code: 9C8VXQ7R+C9

Entry Name: 15, 17, 19 Barclay Street, Stonehaven

Listing Name: 15, 17 and 19 Barclay Street

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 387852

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41557

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200387852

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Stonehaven

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay flatted dwelling with later shops at ground, in irregular terrace. Weathered dressed red sandstone with projecting cills to 1st floor, altered stonework at ground.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 6-panelled timber door with plate glass fanlight to centre bay, further timber door to left with shop window beyond and later shop front to right of centre with in-canted door to left and display window to right. Regular fenestration close to eaves at 1st floor and polygonal-roofed slate-hung canted dormers over outer bays flanking traditional cast-iron rooflight.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows; fixed plate glass glazing to ground. Grey slates. Coped rendered stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skew.

Statement of Interest

This building does not appear on Wood's 1823 Plan of Stonehaven, but extensive building in the area is indicated on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1867. It forms a terraced run with Nos 7 to 13 and represents a traditional legacy in the heart of Stonehaven. In 1759 Robert Barclay of Ury purchased the estate of Arduthie for £1500 with the intention of developing a 'planned town' separated geographically from the Old Town and harbour by the Carron Water, and bordered to the north by the Water of Cowie. Building of the New Town, designed on an irregular grid-iron plan by his son Robert, commenced in 1797 with streets named after family members. The Market House (later Buildings) is sited in Barclay Square (later Market Square) with the principal streets, Allardice, Barclay and Ann running N-S and Cameron, Evan and Mary Streets running E-W; further minor links extend to both N and W. Feu purchasers were awarded privileges which included 'the right to quarry stones from the Brachans, the ridge of rocks projecting into the bay, peat from the moss and clay from the Milldens of Cowie' (Christie, p15). The first house, built on the north bank to the Carron and now demolished, was soon followed by those facing the Square and main streets.

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