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14 and 16 Westfield Terrace, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1472 / 57°8'50"N

Longitude: -2.1224 / 2°7'20"W

OS Eastings: 392694

OS Northings: 806268

OS Grid: NJ926062

Mapcode National: GBR S80.SX

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.CML6

Entry Name: 14 and 16 Westfield Terrace, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 6 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394845

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47502

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

James Henderson, 1874. 2-storey, basement and attic, 6-bay mirrored 3- double villa with Scots Baronial and Dutch inspired detailing. Aberdeen bond granite rubble, with cement-faced dressings. Base course; chamfered reveals; raised margins; long and short quoins; curvilinear gables and gablets.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; 6-bay comprising 2 3-bay mirrored villas; 2 gableted bays advanced to centre, bipartite windows to ground floor, single window to 1st floor, small diamond-pane round-arched window to attic floor; 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 to No 14, panelled timber door to No 16, fanlight above each; regular fenestration to 1st floor above; decorative triangular lucarnes to attic floor above. Gabled bays advanced to outer left and right; canted windows through ground and 1st floors, round-arched windows set in gablehead.

NE ELEVATION: lean-to addition to left of ground floor, window flanking to right, with window to 1st floor above, round-arched window breaking eaves at base of wallhead stack, decorative triangular lucarnes to right of attic floor.

NW ELEVATION: modern conservatory to ground floor, remainder not seen 2000.

SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; bowed bay to ground floor to left, flanked to outer left by greenhouse.

PVCu windows to No 14, 4-pane timber sash and case windows to No 16. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped skews with decorative skewputts. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with predominantly octagonal cans; diamond end wallhead stacks arranged in pairs. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped ashlar walls to SE, rubble coped walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 6 and 8, and 10 and 12 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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