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Westburn Road, and Argyll Place Victoria Park at Watson Street, Lodge

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394375

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46990

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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