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Latitude: 57.1427 / 57°8'33"N
Longitude: -2.1123 / 2°6'44"W
OS Eastings: 393303
OS Northings: 805756
OS Grid: NJ933057
Mapcode National: GBR S9G.CK
Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.JQCQ
Entry Name: 8 Holburn Street (Now Forming Part of 1 Alford Place)
Listing Date: 5 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395324
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47928
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
J B Nicol, 1932. 3-storey and attic bank. Coursed grey granite ashlar. Dividing band courses; 1st and 2nd floor cill courses; eaves course; eaves blocking course; rectangular dormers to attic floor.
SE (HOLBURN STREET) ELEVATION: symmetrical; channelled rustication to ground floor, modern doorway to centre, flanked by plate-glass windows to left and right; architraved windows with keystone detail to 1st floor, swan-neck pediment to central window tympanum dated "1932"; pilastered regular fenestration to 2nd floor; balustraded parapet; pedimented 5-light window to attic floor.
NE AND SW ELEVATIONS: obscured by adjoining terraces.
NW ELEVATION: not seen 2000.
Predominantly 15-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate mansard roof with lead ridges. Corniced stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: ground floor refurbished as bank; remainder not seen 2000.
8 Holburn Street, which was built as a bank, is now part of what was 2-6 Holburn Street (now 1 Alford Place). It was designed by J B Nicol, partner of William Kelly, which is particularly well detailed. Under ownership of the TSB bank (2000).
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