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8 Holburn Street (Now Forming Part of 1 Alford Place)

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395324

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47928

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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