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Latitude: 57.1458 / 57°8'44"N
Longitude: -2.114 / 2°6'50"W
OS Eastings: 393197
OS Northings: 806102
OS Grid: NJ931061
Mapcode National: GBR S96.FL
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.HNJB
Entry Name: 172-176 (Inclusive Numbers) and 178 Skene Street at Thistle Lane, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394823
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47496
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 12-bay terrace comprising 6 2-bay houses. Tooled granite rubble, finely finished to margins. Base course; pilastered timber doorway, panelled timber door with 2-pane fanlights; projecting cills; eaves course; predominantly canted piend-roofed dormers to attic floor.
NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: Nos 172 and 173, 174 and 175: 8-bay comprising 2 4-bay mirrored pairs of 2-bay houses; doorways to centre bays of ground floor, flanked to outer bays by single windows, regular fenestration to 1st floors; single canted dormer to outer bays of attic floor, with skylights between, modern rectangular dormers to attic of No 175. No 176: asymmetrical; doorway to left of ground floor, flanked to right by single window, regular fenestration to 1st floor, 2 canted dormers to attic floor. No 178: regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors, 2 canted dormers to attic floor (doorway to SW elevation, see below).
SW ELEVATION: gabled; doorway to centre of ground floor, remainder blank.
SE ELEVATION: irregular openings and doorways, variety of dormers to attic floor.
NE ELEVATION: gabled; small window to centre of ground and 1st floors.
Variety of timber sash and case windows; occasional modern glazing to all but No 176. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with circular cans. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2000.
BOUNDARY WALLS: low granite walls to NW.
Good surviving example of a traditional Aberdeen terrace, similar in style to the nearby Victoria Street (see separate listing). The survival of the quoins between 173 and 174 Skene Street suggests that 172 and 173 were originally detached, and therefore are perhaps slightly earlier in date than the remainder of the terrace.
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