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Latitude: 57.1483 / 57°8'53"N
Longitude: -2.1246 / 2°7'28"W
OS Eastings: 392559
OS Northings: 806385
OS Grid: NJ925063
Mapcode National: GBR S7P.QX
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.BLJD
Entry Name: 32 Hamilton Place, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394814
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47489
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
George Coutts, 1886; John Morgan, builder. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay villa. Tooled coursed grey granite ashlar, finely finished to margins. Base course; dividing string course; moulded eaves cornice.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; round-arched doorway to right of ground floor, moulded at impost level, finely finished arch with fluted keystone motif, panelled timber door surrounded by glazed panels and fanlight, window to 1st floor above, with decoratively moulded lintel breaking eaves and rising to form square-plan turret at attic floor, bull's-eye window to centre, lead ogee roof with decorative iron finial. Curvilinear-gabled bay to left, 3-light canted window through ground and 1st floors, forming balcony to attic floor, small segmental pediment to centre, window set in gablehead with decoratively moulded lintel, iron finial to apex.
NE ELEVATION: gabled; stair window to centre between ground and 1st floors; 2-storey lean-to addition to right, doorway and window to left return.
NW ELEVATION: not seen 2000.
SW ELEVATION: gabled.
Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with moulded skewputts. Corniced gablehead stacks with decorative square-plan cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2000.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite boundary walls to SE, rubble wall to E side.
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. 32 Hamilton Place is a good example of type of 19th century villas which emerged at that time. 32 Hamilton Place was built for James Lorimer and designed by George Coutts. Coutts was also responsible for the design of Fountainhall Road, including Nos 44 and 46 (see separate listing). Nos 44 and 46 Fountainhall Road and 32 Hamilton Place combine a variety of styles, including Dutch, Baronial and gothic. Of particular note is the square-plan turret, decorative doorway and curvilinear gable to principal elevation.
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