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16 Ashley Gardens, Ashley House, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1386 / 57°8'18"N

Longitude: -2.1251 / 2°7'30"W

OS Eastings: 392526

OS Northings: 805306

OS Grid: NJ925053

Mapcode National: GBR S7M.PM

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.BT9V

Entry Name: 16 Ashley Gardens, Ashley House, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 7 March 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395949

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48521

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Hazlehead/Queens Cross/Countesswells

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century; later additions and alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house. Granite rubble with finely finished pink granite dressings. Long and short quoins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway to centre bay of ground floor, 2-leaf panelled timber door, with 2-pane fanlight; later 3-light canted windows to ground floor of bays to left and right. Regular fenestration to 1st floor. Modern rooflight to centre bay of attic floor, canted dormers flanking to left and right.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; window to left of ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st floor. Service wing adjoining to outer right, near-regular fenestration.

NW ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

SW ELEVATION: predominantly blank; 2-storey wing adjoining to outer left.

Variety of timber sash and case windows. Modern piended slate roof with tiled ridges. Coped rubble wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

BOUNDARY WALLS: iron gate to SE, flanked to left and right by grey granite boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Ashley House, from which the surrounding streets take their names, is one of the earliest houses in this area of Aberdeen and was originally set in its own grounds. The house is of traditional design and, with the exception of the addition of canted windows, survives largely unaltered.

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