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Latitude: 57.1428 / 57°8'33"N
Longitude: -2.1122 / 2°6'43"W
OS Eastings: 393311
OS Northings: 805768
OS Grid: NJ933057
Mapcode National: GBR S9G.CH
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.JQFN
Entry Name: 1 Alford Place (Formerly 2-6 Holburn Street)
Listing Date: 5 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395315
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47916
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid to late 19th century. Coursed grey granite ashlar. Dividing band courses; 1st and 2nd floor cill courses; eaves course; eaves blocking course; rectangular dormers to attic floor.
N (ALFORD PLACE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 4-bay; 4 shop windows to pilastered ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors; 3 dormers to attic floor. Outer left angle chamfered, Tuscan columned doorway, with 2-leaf gate, modern glazed door, decorative fanlight; 3-light canted windows to 1st and 2nd floors above, balustraded parapet surmounting, roofline stepped-up to attic floor, tripartite window. Curved angle to outer right, glazed modern door to ground floor, regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors.
NW ELEVATION: irregular fenestration; harled addition advanced to right.
SW ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.
SE (HOLBURN STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 4-bay block to right, shop windows to pilastered ground floor, regular fenestration to 1st, 2nd and attic floors.
Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate mansard roof with lead ridges. Corniced wallhead and ridge stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: ground floor refurbished as bank; remainder not seen 2000.
Prominently situated at the W end of Union Street. Formerly comprising 2 separate banks, what was 8 Holburn Street (see separate listing) is the later of the 2, built by J B Nicol, partner of William Kelly, which is particularly well detailed. Under ownership of the TSB bank (2000).
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