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Latitude: 57.148 / 57°8'52"N
Longitude: -2.1261 / 2°7'33"W
OS Eastings: 392469
OS Northings: 806349
OS Grid: NJ924063
Mapcode National: GBR S7H.8Q
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.9LTN
Entry Name: 60 Hamilton Place, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394815
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47490
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Possibly John Rust, late 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 2-bay villa with Scots Baronial details. Tooled coursed grey granite to principal elevation, granite rubble to remainder, finely finished to margins. Base course; chamfered cills.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; segmental-arched doorway to left of ground floor, with roll-moulded lintel, hoodmould above with scrolled label stops, panelled timber door with fanlight, small window flanking to outer left, window to 1st floor above with chamfered lintel, gableted attic floor breaking eaves with small window to centre of gablehead, crowstepped gables, stone finial to apex; angle turret to outer left, corbelled out at 1st floor, single window to centre, conical roof with lead finial. Gabled bay to outer right, 3-light canted window through ground and 1st floors, forming balcony to attic floor, 2-light Tudor-arched window to attic floor, arrowslit opening set in gablehead, decorative iron weathervane to apex.
NE ELEVATION: gabled; buttress to outer left; window to centre.
NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; piend-roofed single storey addition advanced to right of ground floor, bay to left not seen 2000; 2 piend-roofed window to 1st floor breaking eaves; canted dormer to left of attic floor, 4-light rectangular dormer to right.
SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled; panelled timber door to right of ground floor bipartite window to left; bipartite stair window with fine stained glass centre between ground and 1st floors; bipartite window set in gablehead.
Predominantly modern 2-pane timber-framed windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Stone skews, coped in places. Coped gablehead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2000.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite walls to SE surmounted by hooped railings; wall stepped up to W.
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. No 60 Hamilton Place is a good example of type of 19th century villas which emerged at that time. The Scots Baronial style was much favoured, possibly following the example of Balmoral. No 14 Hamilton Place is the mirror image of No 60, so was presumably by the same architect or builder. Both houses are similar to No 42 Belgrave Terrace, which was designed by John Rust, the City Architect, so it seems likely that they too were of his hand. Features of particular note are the angle turret, crowstepped gables and decorative hoodmould to the doorway.
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