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403, 405 Great Western Road, Aberdeen

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1334 / 57°8'0"N

Longitude: -2.1309 / 2°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 392175

OS Northings: 804729

OS Grid: NJ921047

Mapcode National: GBR S6T.MF

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.7YJV

Plus Code: 9C9V4VM9+9J

Entry Name: 403, 405 Great Western Road, Aberdeen

Listing Name: 403 and 405 Great Western Road at Granville Place, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 7 March 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395945

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48517

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Probably Arthur Clyne, late 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay villa with baronial detailing. Rough-faced granite ashlar to NW elevation, coursed rubble to remainder, finely finished margins. Contrasting dark grey base course; ground floor cill course.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; round-arched roll-moulded doorway to centre bay at ground floor, deeply recessed pilastered panelled timber door flanked by glazed panels, fanlight, window to 1st floor above; small trefoil headed window to ground floor of bay to right, angle turret corbelled-out at 1st floor, window to centre, lead finial to apex of fishscale tiled roof; broad gabled bay to left, pair of windows to ground floor divided by oversized column supporting 3-light canted oriel to centre of 1st floor, Venetian window centred in gablehead, crowstepped gable with gableted stone finial.

SW ELEVATION: gabled; asymmetrical; doorway to left of ground floor, tall bipartite stair window near-centre, pair of small windows flanking to right at ground floor, single window to right of 1st floor, blind pink granite tablet flanking to left, small window set in gablehead.

SE ELEVATION: not seen 2000.

NE ELEVATION: gabled; wing adjoining to outer left.

Grey slate roof with lead ridge, modern rooflight. Coped stone skews. Corniced gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped tooled ashlar walls to SW and W, stepped up to form coped rubble walls to remainder.

Statement of Interest

403 and 405 Great Western Road is one of the more unusual villas on the street. Built of rough-faced granite, the composition and detailing suggests that Arthur Clyne was the architect. The oriel window supported on squat column, deep set doorway and boldly proportioned angle turret are all features employed by Arthur Clyne and his partner J B Pirie, seen at their best in Hamilton Place (see separate listings). The simplicity of the design suggests that the design was by Clyne's hand, as he was the more restrained of the two.

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