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Latitude: 57.1474 / 57°8'50"N
Longitude: -2.1217 / 2°7'17"W
OS Eastings: 392737
OS Northings: 806290
OS Grid: NJ927062
Mapcode National: GBR S83.NV
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CMX1
Plus Code: 9C9V4VWH+X8
Entry Name: 8 Westfield Terrace, Aberdeen
Listing Name: 6 and 8 Westfield Terrace, Including Boundary Walls and Gates
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394842
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47500
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
James Henderson, 1874. 2-storey and attic, 6-bay pair of mirrored 3-bay double villa with Scots Baronial and Dutch inspired detailing. Aberdeen bond granite rubble, with cement-faced dressings. Rough-faced grey granite base course; chamfered reveals; raised margins; long and short quoins; 1st floor gableted windows breaking eaves with blind shield set in gablehead; curvilinear gables and gablets.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; tripartite windows to centre 2 bays of ground floor, with round-arched timber upper sashes; doorway to centre bay of each villa at ground floor, deeply chamfered with blind shield at keystone, reached by stone steps, 2-leaf panelled timber door, glazed upper panels to No 8, with fanlight above; regular fenestration to 1st floor above. Gabled bays advanced to outer left and right; canted windows through ground and 1st floors, narrow round-arched window set in gablehead of No 8, infilled to No 6.
NE ELEVATION: curvilinear-gabled bay to left, with window to centre, round-arched blind opening above.
NW ELEVATION: not seen 2000.
SW ELEVATION: curvilinear-gabled bay to right, remainder not seen 2000.
Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped skews with decorative skewputts. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with predominantly octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: not seen 2000.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: low coped ashlar walls to SE, with decorative iron gates, rubble coped walls to remainder.
B-Group with 10 and 12, and 14 and 16 Westfield Terrace (see separate listings). Westfield Terrace an unusual and quirky terrace of Scots Baronial double villas with gableted dormers, shield motifs, turrets and Dutch inspired curvilinear gables. James Henderson (1809-1896) is perhaps better known for the work he did with his brother, William, for the Free Church, however Westfield Terrace clearly demonstrates his wide range of abilities.
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