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Latitude: 57.1525 / 57°9'8"N
Longitude: -2.1192 / 2°7'9"W
OS Eastings: 392885
OS Northings: 806852
OS Grid: NJ928068
Mapcode National: GBR S8G.CX
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.FH25
Entry Name: Westburn Road, and Argyll Place Victoria Park at Watson Street, Lodge
Listing Date: 20 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394375
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46990
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Later 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage ornee lodge. Coursed tooled granite finely finished to margins. Base course; overhanging eaves; pierced decorative bargeboarding.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; gableted porch advanced to centre, Tudor-arched stop-chamfered doorway and outer angles, panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, single windows to flanking bays to left and right.
E (WATSON STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; gabled bay advanced to left, 3-light canted window to ground floor, window set in gablehead of attic floor; window to ground floor of flanking bay to right, gableted dormer breaking eaves above, cast-iron flower finial.
N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; gabled bay to left, flat-roofed addition to ground floor, dormer in re-entrant angle of attic flanked by modern skylight.
W ELEVATION: gabled bay to right, 2 symmetrically placed windows to ground floor, single window centred in gablehead of attic floor; flat roofed addition adjoining to outer left with modern window to centre.
Predominantly 2-pane modern PVCu glazing. Purple grey slate roof with fishscale banding and lead ridge. Coped stone skews with decorative circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
B-Group with Victoria Park Fountain (see separate listing). Victoria Park is the oldest ornamental park in Rosemount, being acquired by the Corporation in 1871 for ?5200. The picturesque pattern book lodge forms a decorative entrance to the park from Watson Street. Some of the detailing is particularly interesting, notably the decorative chimney cans, bargeboarding and roof slates.
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