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Clarence Street And Limestreet Warehouse At Corner

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1458 / 57°8'44"N

Longitude: -2.0834 / 2°5'0"W

OS Eastings: 395050

OS Northings: 806100

OS Grid: NJ950061

Mapcode National: GBR SFJ.PV

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.ZN2B

Plus Code: 9C9V4WW8+8J

Entry Name: Clarence Street And Limestreet Warehouse At Corner

Listing Name: Clarence Street and Limestreet Warehouse at Corner

Listing Date: 27 July 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399574

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50934

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1854. Large 4-storey, 12-bay, multi-gabled warehouse (now offices) building on prominent corner site with distinctive semicircular openings to upper floors. Coursed Aberdeen Bond granite with voussoired dressings.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: E ELEVATION: Segmental-arched opening with large 2-leaf timber door to right bay; semi-circular openings above with occulus window to gable apex. To left: 3-3-3 bay arrangement with central flat-roofed section flanked by gabled bays. Some louvred rectangular openings (mostly boarded) with raised cills; lowered aprons to central bays. Cast-iron oval ties between floors. N ELEVATION: Cast-iron oval ties between bays and floors. Continues at 2-storey, 5-bay section to right.

Multi-astragalled fixed-pane windows and rectangular louvred openings. Grey slate roof; ashlar skews and skewputs. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corrugated iron pitched roof to 2-storey section.

INTERIOR: Spiral staircase. Cast-iron supporting columns.

Statement of Interest

This large and impressive warehouse occupies a prominent corner position to the rear of Waterloo Quay. The semi-circular openings are particularly distinctive and are unique in this area of Aberdeen. Warehouses were critical to Aberdeen's mercantile history and many were located near the harbour area. Only a handful of warehouses remain and this example is unusual for its semicircular window treatment. Warehouses are an increasingly important part of the character of the harbour area.

In 1854 the Northern Agricultural company aquired ground on this site to accommodate their business of 'Cake and Manure Manufactory' as shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1868. By the 1930's a company manufacturing edible fats occupied the Lime Street corner building. In 1972, the oil and offshore support company, Seaforth Maritime aquired the properties and began refurbishment work to convert the warehouses to office space.

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