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Latitude: 57.1486 / 57°8'54"N
Longitude: -2.1233 / 2°7'23"W
OS Eastings: 392636
OS Northings: 806416
OS Grid: NJ926064
Mapcode National: GBR S7W.GW
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CL46
Entry Name: 8 and 10 Hamilton Place, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394810
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47486
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Later 19th century. Single storey and attic, 4-bay pair of 2-bay semi-detached villas in cottage orne style. Tooled Aberdeen bond grey granite with contrasting long and short light grey dressings finely finished to margins. Base course; chamfered cills to ground floor; projecting cills to 1st floor; radial voussoirs to Tudor-arched openings; overhanging eaves with pierced zig-zag bargeboards; 2-light Y-traceried windows to attic floor.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; 4-bay comprising mirrored pair of 2-bay houses; doorways to centre to bays with keystone details, panelled timber doors, glazed to No 10, with timber dentil mouldings to lintels, fanlight above, small windows flanking to inside bays; gableted timber dormers to attic floor above; gabled bays advanced to outer left and right; canted windows to ground floor, decorative iron brattishing to roof of that to left; window to centre of gablehead above; timber finial to apex.
NE ELEVATION: gabled; single window centred in gable; timber kingpost detail.
NW ELEVATION: not seen 2000.
SW ELEVATION: gabled; single window centred in gable.
Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped granite gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: not seen 2000.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite walls to SE; rubble walls to SW and NE.
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. 8 and 10 Hamilton Place is a good example of type of 19th century villas which emerged at that time. Although the Scots Baronial style was much favoured, possibly following the example of Balmoral, pattern book style villas such as this one were also built. Another good example is 82 Beechgrove Terrace (see separate listing).
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