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123 George Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1498 / 57°8'59"N

Longitude: -2.1015 / 2°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 393955

OS Northings: 806548

OS Grid: NJ939065

Mapcode National: GBR SBY.YR

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.PKG8

Plus Code: 9C9V4VXX+W9

Entry Name: 123 George Street

Listing Name: 119-127 (Odd Nos) George Street, Aberdeen

Listing Date: 27 July 2007

Last Amended: 17 February 2020

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399596

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50946

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200399596

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Bakery

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Brown and Watt, 1899. Symmetrical 4-storey and attic, 5-bay commercial and residential building with distinctive wallhead stack and flanking crow-step gables at attic level. Tripartite openings to upper floors with shops to ground. Grey granite ashlar to principal (east) elevation; squared and coursed rubble elsewhere.

EAST ELEVATION: Banded coursing at 1st floor and moulded eaves course. Ground floor pilasters rising to projecting pedimented and consoled stops between ground and 1st floor linking shopfront fascias. Shallow canted window bays at 1st and 2nd floors with narrow side-lights and balustraded balconies above. Shallow, corbelled-out pilasters at 3rd floor. Pair of tall square wallhead stacks to centre bay with round-arched linking section; flanked by substantial shouldered crowstepped gables at outer bays; recessed round-arched openings with oculi above and square capped finials to apices. Dormer windows to 2nd and 4th bays set within slated mansarded roof.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows with astragalled upper part. Some non-traditional replacement glazing throughout principal (east) elevation although original glazing pattern prevails. Grey slate. Broad gable stacks to north and south elevations. Clay chimney cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Nos 119-127 (Odd Nos) George Street is a good example of later 19th century commercial building in this part of Aberdeen. The confident massing and elaborate detail, especially at attic level, adds considerably to the character of this now pedestrianised section of George Street. The building is characteristic of the work its architect, George Watt. His prolific output within Aberdeen is predominantly residential and commercial interspersed with high-profile commissions such as the Aberdeen Central Library (1892) and the Beechgrove Free Church (1897). The style of Nos 119-127 (Odd Nos) is influenced by Watt's previous experience working on commercial buildings in Glasgow. Built as the headquarters of A B Hutchison, one of the larger bakery companies in Aberdeen, the building retains its original arrangement of shopfronts at ground floor level.

Statutory address changed from 119-125 (ODD NOS) GEORGE STREET to 119-127 (Odd Nos) George Street, Aberdeen and minor updates to listed building record in February 2020.

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