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17 Fonthill Road, Eastbank, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1369 / 57°8'12"N

Longitude: -2.1082 / 2°6'29"W

OS Eastings: 393551

OS Northings: 805111

OS Grid: NJ935051

Mapcode National: GBR SB1.D2

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.LWB5

Entry Name: 17 Fonthill Road, Eastbank, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 29 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393794

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46475

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay Tudor villa. Coursed rubble granite with long and short dressings finely finished to margins. Base course; projecting cills; strip quoins.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled bay slightly advanced to centre; stop-chamfered Tudor-arched doorway, 2 stone steps, 2-leaf panelled timber door with fanlight; 2-light leaded glass window to 1st floor above. 2-light window to ground floor of flanking bay to right, gableted 2-light window breaking eaves to 1st floor. Gabled bay flanking to left, 3-light window to ground floor, 2-light window to 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical; twin gabled; 2nd floor and attic cement faced; single storey and attic addition advanced to left at ground floor, with later additions and alterations, flanked to right by piend-roofed porch.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; irregular fenestration to ground floor; gableted fenestration breaking eaves to 1st floor.

Predominantly timber-framed casement windows, lying-pane to 1st floor. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Corniced paired octagonal ridge, gablehead and wallhead stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: 2 granite ashlar square-plan gatepiers, with corniced necks and flat pyramidal caps to NW of house, flanked by high rubble boundary walls with rubble coping.

Statement of Interest

17 Fonthill Road is described by Brogdon as an "asymmetrical cross between Elizabethan and Old Scotch styles" (p118). It appears to be have been influenced by William Burn's Auchmacoy, in Logie Buchan Parish (see separate listing) and John Smith's Easter Skene House, Skene Parish (Brogden p118, see separate listing), and is quite different in character from the majority of buildings in this area of Aberdeen.

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