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Latitude: 56.9648 / 56°57'53"N
Longitude: -2.2143 / 2°12'51"W
OS Eastings: 387066
OS Northings: 785972
OS Grid: NO870859
Mapcode National: GBR XK.2PSB
Mapcode Global: WH9RM.Y6QK
Entry Name: 8 and 10 Slug Road Including Terraced Garden and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 23 March 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398254
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50269
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
1900; extended (No 8) circa 1990. Tall single storey and attic, 4-bay, linked pair Free Style cottages with deep eaves overhang and stone dormer gablets, set high above Slug Road overlooking terraced garden falling steeply to E. Banded cill course and boarded eaves overhang. Roughly cut snecked rubble and quoins. Corbel. Timber transoms and mullions.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Corbelled pier to centre with 5-light canted windows in flanking bays, centre lights as narrow doors (now blocked); outer bays with square-section timber piers supporting roof overhanging and forming porch with set-back timber door comprising 3 vertical panels below diamond-pattern glazed top lights, and similar flanking narrow lights. Centre bays above with raised centre windows set-back in triangular timber dormers.
N AND S ELEVATIONS: piended elevations incorporating dormer gablets at centre and smaller version of dormer window as above to E over boarded porch area of eaves overhang. No 8 to S with lower piend-roofed extension.
Multi-pane glazing patterns in top-opening timber windows. Grey slates. Coped squared rubble stacks with some cans. Deeply overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.
INTERIOR: some fine detail retained including decorative plasterwork cornices; architraved panelled timber doors (horizontal over vertical pattern) with some panelled doorheads; timber-balustered staircase with square corniced newel posts and curved parapet at landing; original cupboards with decoratively-astragalled display shelving (to No 8 only) flanking fire breast in principal room.
TERRACED GARDEN AND BOUNDARY WALLS: steep garden to E with small irregular terraces. Coped rubble boundary walls with pedestrian gate.
The Free Style elements of this very unusual pair of cottages possibly with American influence, together with its eyrie-like position lend it a distinctive individual chalet appeal. Both cottages were built for Mr Rose, a solicitor from Aberdeen who retained the southernmost cottage (number 8) as his own home. The garage at street level (belonging to number 10) is thought to have been built during the 1950s.
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