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60 and 62 Barclay Street

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9653 / 56°57'55"N

Longitude: -2.2096 / 2°12'34"W

OS Eastings: 387351

OS Northings: 786026

OS Grid: NO873860

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2QVB

Mapcode Global: WH9RN.1625

Entry Name: 60 and 62 Barclay Street

Listing Date: 23 March 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398257

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50272

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Stonehaven

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

1890s. Tall 2-storey and attic, 2-bay former shoe shop with flatted dwellings above, in irregular terrace to S. Stugged red sandstone ashlar with droved margins and snecked rubble incorporating some Aberdeen bond. 1st floor cill and eaves courses. Stone mullion and stop-chamfered arrises.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: ground floor with original shop comprising 2-part fixed display window and 2-leaf panelled timber door below deep plate glass fanlight all surmounted by fascia and bracketed cornice, and further panelled timber door with plate glass fanlight to outer left; 1st floor with bipartite window in bay to right and single window to left; attic floor with polygonal-roofed canted dormer window to right and small gabled dormer window to left with decorative timber bracing and delicate cast-iron finial, both dormers slate-hung.

N ELEVATION: broad blank gabled elevation with dominant gablehead stack.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns to original timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Broad coped ashlar gablehead stacks with full-complement of polygonal cans. Ashlar-coped skews with block skewputts.

INTERIOR: entrance with encaustic-tiled floor and part-glazed panelled timber door with deep plate glass fanlight leading to unaltered shop with boarded timber walls, timber shelving, cupboards (see Notes), counter and fire surround with overmantel; panelled display window, decoratively-capitalled column and compartmented ceiling with moulded cornices. Former workshop to rear.

Statement of Interest

A rare intact survival of a well-fitted early shop with good details including a cupboard within the shop which is lined with a paper advertisement for the original owner George Alexander 'Boot and Shoe Maker'. The shop was sold in 1928 to Mr Anderson, a chiropodist, who adapted such items as a metal shoe stretcher known as the 'EUDORA II' and a bunion stretcher for use in the shop. The Anderson family ran the shoe shop until 2005.

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