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496-502 (Even Numbers) Union Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1432 / 57°8'35"N

Longitude: -2.1119 / 2°6'42"W

OS Eastings: 393327

OS Northings: 805815

OS Grid: NJ933058

Mapcode National: GBR S9H.SW

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.JQKB

Entry Name: 496-502 (Even Numbers) Union Street

Listing Date: 6 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394825

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47497

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Midstocket/Rosemount

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later 19th century. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay tenement with classical detailing. Coursed grey granite ashlar. Architraved 1st and 2nd floor windows, with corniced bracketed cills; eaves cornice and band course.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; decorative doorpiece to centre of ground floor, doorway flanked by Tuscan columns, panelled timber door, tall fanlight above, surmounted by fake balcony on elaborate brackets with iron railing; modern shop fronts flanking doorway to left and right at ground floor. 2 pairs of windows to each bay of 1st and 2nd floors. Pair of segmental-arched windows breaking eaves with curvilinear roof to centre of attic floor, segmental-arched hoodmoulds, decorative patera set in gablehead, stone finial to apex, flanked by 2 corbelled-out wallhead stacks. Venetian dormers to flanking bays to left and right.

NE AND SW ELEVATIONS: obscured by adjoining buildings.

NW ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows; replacement PVCu windows to 2nd floor. Grey slate mansard roof with lead ridges. Coped stone skews with moulded skewputts. Corniced gablehead and wallhead stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

Statement of Interest

Well detailed granite building in prominent position looking along Holburn Street. The doorpiece is particularly grand, as are the Venetian dormers at attic floor.

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