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1, 3 and 3a Beechgrove Terrace and 2 Westfield Road, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1491 / 57°8'56"N

Longitude: -2.1235 / 2°7'24"W

OS Eastings: 392623

OS Northings: 806480

OS Grid: NJ926064

Mapcode National: GBR S7V.RD

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CK1R

Entry Name: 1, 3 and 3a Beechgrove Terrace and 2 Westfield Road, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 6 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394784

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47452

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1, 3 AND 3A BEECHGROVE TERRACE:

Late 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage. Tooled coursed grey granite with contrasting light grey granite dressings finely finished to margins. Base course; eaves course.

NW (BEECHGROVE TERRACE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre bay of ground floor, corniced with consoles, panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight; plate-glass shop windows with doorways set back to flanking bays to left and right; curved angle with window to centre at outer left. Gableted dormer to centre of attic floor, flanked to left and right by canted dormers.

SW ELEVATION: gabled.

SE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NE (WESTFIELD ROAD) ELEVATION: gabled; plate glass window to right of ground floor, opening to left, pair of round-arched windows set in gablehead to centre, single round-arched window flanking to left. 2 Westfield Road adjoining to left (see below).

Predominantly plate glass and 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Corniced gablehead stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

2 WESTFIELD ROAD:

Late 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house adjoining Beechgrove Terrace. Coursed Aberdeen bond grey granite, finely finished to margins. Projecting cills; eaves course.

NE (WESTFIELD ROAD) ELEVATION: symmetrical; round-arched doorway to centre bay of ground floor, decoratively moulded architrave to arch, with impost and keystone details; panelled timber door flanked by glazed panels, stained-glass fanlight; windows to flanking bays to left and right; regular fenestration to 1st floor.

SE ELEVATION: adjoining 1, 3 and 3a Beechgrove Terrace (see above).

NE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NW ELEVATION: gabled.

2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Corniced gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite wall to NE.

Statement of Interest

In the second half of the 19th century Aberdeen began to expand westwards following the introduction of the granite trade and the expansion of the harbour. Large numbers of villas and terraces were built. 1-3 Beechgrove Terrace is an example of the "Aberdeen Cottage", developed from the Butt and Ben by the 1820s, and built throughout the 19th century. The cottage usually has 2 main rooms on the ground floor, a smaller room tucked behind and further accommodation in the attic, lit by dormers. The adjoining 4 Westfield Road is of traditional design, with a particularly elaborate doorpiece.

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