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27 Polmuir Road, Including Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1344 / 57°8'3"N

Longitude: -2.103 / 2°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 393863

OS Northings: 804840

OS Grid: NJ938048

Mapcode National: GBR SBR.NY

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NYS1

Entry Name: 27 Polmuir Road, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 29 February 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394165

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46797

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid to later 19th century. Single storey and attic; 3-bay; T-plan cottage. Harled with finely finished granite margins to W; Aberdeen Bond granite rubble to remainder. Base course; projecting cills; eaves course and blocking course; canted timber dormers to attic floor.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; pilastered panelled timber door to centre of ground floor with letterbox fanlight; large bowed bays flanking to left and right, 3 windows to each; dormer to left and right of attic floor.

S ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

E ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled bay advanced to centre with modern window off-centre to right; dormer to attic floor of flanking bay to right; remainder not seen 1999.

N ELEVATION: gabled; blank.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows; PVCu window to rear. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Coped gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

BOUNDARY WALL: low coped granite wall to W.

Statement of Interest

The unusual 27 Polmuir Road is a single storey version of Ferryhill House (see separate listing), which survives as one of the oldest and grandest villas in Ferryhill. The unusual name of Polmuir came from the original site of the Duthie Park, which was a marshy piece of land covered in gorse (or whin, hence the nearby "Whinhill Road), it was known as Pulmoor, and the surrounding area has since taken on the name of "Polmuir".

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