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2 Arduthie Road, Ewen Burn Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Gate

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9639 / 56°57'49"N

Longitude: -2.2141 / 2°12'50"W

OS Eastings: 387076

OS Northings: 785869

OS Grid: NO870858

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2PTS

Mapcode Global: WH9RM.Y7T8

Entry Name: 2 Arduthie Road, Ewen Burn Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 23 March 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398223

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50246

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

After 1910. 2-storey, 4-bay, gabled and piended villa with verandah, retaining some fine interior detail and decoratively-astragalled windows. Tooled Aberdeen bond sandstone with polished margins and stugged long and short quoins. String course dividing floors at ground floor window cornice level. Projecting cills. Modillioned cornices to canted windows. Gables with full-height 4-light, swept roof, canted windows, reduced at 1st floor.

S (PRINCIPAL, EVAN STREET) ELEVATION: lean-to, slate-roofed verandah with decorative timber balusters and arch braces spanning 3 recessed bays at left, these comprising 9-panelled timber door with fanlight worded 'EWEN BURN' at outer left and 2 small windows to right; further window to centre at 1st floor, all windows decoratively-astragalled. Advanced finialled gabled bay at right with full-height 4-part canted windows (reduced at 1st floor).

W (ARDUTHIE ROAD) ELEVATION: 2-bay elevation with advanced gable to left as above; set-back bay at right incorporating small decoratively-astragalled window with ogival carving to lintel at ground floor and further window at 1st floor.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place. Moulded cornices; architraved, panelled timber doors; deep skirtings and original floor boards. Timber-panelled vestibule with encaustic-tiled floor and fine screen door with segmentally-astragalled panel incorporating decorative scrollwork at centre, 2 adjacent lights and top lights all decorative. Stairhall with panelled timber staircase (possibly later).

Predominantly small-pane glazing pattern to upper sashes over plate glass lower sashes in timber sash and case windows; some lozenge-pattern glazing. Grey slates with decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Corniced and coped ashlar stacks with some cans. Plain bargeboarding with overhanging eaves and exposed rafter ends. Some secondary glazing.

BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATES: low, saddleback-coped, rubble boundary walls with inset ironwork railings and gate.

Statement of Interest

Prominently situated at a crossroad on one of Stonehaven's main thoroughfares, the fine detailing of this turn of the 20th century villa reflects the work of local family joiner Robert Thomson & Sons of Bridgefield who built Ewen Burn as a family home. Only five families have lived here in approximately one hundred years. The 'tenement of land' was feued by Robert Glegg from Robert Barclay Allardice as early as 1864. Both ground floor fireplaces are imported.

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