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114 Anderson Drive, Ataraxia, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1414 / 57°8'29"N

Longitude: -2.1425 / 2°8'32"W

OS Eastings: 391475

OS Northings: 805622

OS Grid: NJ914056

Mapcode National: GBR S55.K7

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.2R1P

Entry Name: 114 Anderson Drive, Ataraxia, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395316

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47917

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

James Cobban, 1923. Single storey and attic, 3-bay villa. Rough-faced grey granite ashlar finely finished to margins at S elevation; Aberdeen bond granite to remainder. Battered base course; overhanging eaves with timber bargeboards; queenpost detail to gableheads.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; round-arched doorway to centre bay of ground floor, horseshoe surround in contrasting light grey granite, Art Deco panelled timber door flanked by glazed panels, fanlight above, triangular dormer to centre of attic floor above; gabled bay to left, 5-light rectangular-plan window to centre with crenellated parapet; bipartite window to bay to right; octagonal angle turret to outer right angle, 5 windows, iron finial to apex of roof.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; angle turret to outer left, gablet flanking to right, canted bay to right.

NE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NW ELEVATION: 2 windows to centre, gabled bay to right.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows with small-pane upper sashes. Piended and gabled grey slate roof with lead ridges, iron brattishing to ridges. Coped wallhead and gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square-plan finely finished ashlar gatepiers to SE, with shallow pyramidal caps, low walls between, stepped-up. Granite and brick coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

114 Anderson Drive is a particularly well detailed small villa. It is not known if James Cobban, the architect, was in any way linked to John Bridgeford Pirie or Arthur Clyne, however he was certainly familiar with their architecture. The horseshoe doorway, massing and battered base are all characteristic of buildings by Pirie and Clyne.

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