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Queen's Cross, Queen's Road, St Swithin Street and Queen's Lane South, Gates, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls to St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School,

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1429 / 57°8'34"N

Longitude: -2.1271 / 2°7'37"W

OS Eastings: 392408

OS Northings: 805783

OS Grid: NJ924057

Mapcode National: GBR S7C.0Z

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.9QCK

Entry Name: Queen's Cross, Queen's Road, St Swithin Street and Queen's Lane South, Gates, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls to St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School,

Listing Date: 5 March 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395333

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47931

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Later-late 19th century. Gates, gatepiers and boundary walls shared with 1, 3 and 5 Queen's Road (see separate listings). 2-leaf decorative iron gates to NW at Queen's Cross, flanked by corniced square-plan gatepiers and low coped rough-faced granite quadrant walls, with piers to outer angles. Low coped rough-faced granite walls to N on Queen's Road; high coped Aberdeen bond rubble walls to E on St Swithin Street, brick lined; square-plan gatepiers to S, coped with spherical finials, iron gates and railings flanking. High granite coped walls to Queen's Lane South, square-plan coped gatepiers and iron gates leading to former primary school. Low square-plan piers flanked by ashlar walls forming terrace immediately to S of 3 Queen's Cross and Chapel, steps leading down to playground. Granite coped brick wall enclosing garden to S of 1 Queen's Road, lean-to glasshouse adjoining. Brick coped granite rubble walls enclosing gardens of remaining villas.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with 3 Queen's Cross and 1, 3 and 5 Queen's Road (see separate listings). St Joseph's Roman Catholic School began in the small gardener's cottage on the periphery of the present school grounds, under the direction of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. In 1896 the school was taken on by the Aberdeen Education Authority as St Joseph's Girls School. It was a small school with 125 pupils and six teachers. In 1970 the school moved to 3 Queen's Cross, and a few years later took on the adjoining buildings, with the exception of 1 Queen's Road, which was retained by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart until 1993.

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