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4 and 6 Hamilton Place at Westfield Road, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1487 / 57°8'55"N

Longitude: -2.1231 / 2°7'23"W

OS Eastings: 392652

OS Northings: 806429

OS Grid: NJ926064

Mapcode National: GBR S7X.XC

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CL83

Entry Name: 4 and 6 Hamilton Place at Westfield Road, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 6 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394808

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47485

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Late 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay villa. Tooled coursed Aberdeen bond grey granite, finely finished to margins. Base course; eaves course.

SE (HAMILTON PLACE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; doorway to centre bay at ground floor (6 Hamilton Place), with decorative hoodmould, panelled timber door flanked by glazed panels, dentil moulded cornice above, fanlight; gabled bipartite dormer to centre of attic floor. Gabled bays flanking to left and right; bowed window to ground floor of bay to left, 3 windows, slate roof surmounted by iron brattishing, bipartite window set in gablehead, iron finial to apex; bay to left slightly advanced, 3-light canted window with piended slate roof to ground floor, bipartite window to 1st floor above, iron finial to apex.

NE (WESTFIELD ROAD) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled bay to left, pilastered round-arched doorway (4 Hamilton Place) with keystone detail to right of ground floor, panelled timber door, with stained-glass upper panel reading "The Neuk", flanked by stained-glass panels, and fanlight, single window flanking to left; pair of round-arched windows set in gablehead; bipartite window to bay to centre, gabled bipartite dormer to attic floor above; single window to bay to outer right, with gableted window breaking eaves above.

NW ELEVATION: paired gables; piend-roofed single storey addition to ground floor of gable to left; remainder not seen 2000.

SW ELEVATION: gabled bay to right, with single window centred in gablehead, bays to left not seen 2000.

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

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite boundary walls to Hamilton Place and Westfield Road; remainder not seen 2000.

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. 4 and 6 Hamilton Place is a good example of the type of villas which emerged in the 19th century. It is unusual in that the Hamilton Place elevation is symmetrical in formula, but has asymmetrical detailing, notably the contrasting bowed and canted windows on the ground floor. Of particular note is the fine doorway to 4 Hamilton Place fronting Westfield Road.

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