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35 St Clement Street

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1464 / 57°8'46"N

Longitude: -2.0815 / 2°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 395167

OS Northings: 806165

OS Grid: NJ951061

Mapcode National: GBR SFT.9Q

Mapcode Global: WH9QR.0M3W

Plus Code: 9C9V4WW9+GC

Entry Name: 35 St Clement Street

Listing Name: 35 St Clement Street

Listing Date: 27 July 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399606

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50955

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Late 19th century. 2-storey, 7-bay symmetrical Classical warehouse with slightly advanced and pedimented shouldered end bays breaking eaves. Central segmental-arched entrance. Granite rubble with squared dressings; prominent ashlar band course. Segmental openings to ground floor of pedimented bays; square openings to 1st floor inner bays set close to eaves. Later aluminium addition with concrete supports to rear.

Louvred openings. Grey slate. Gable stacks with coped ashlar skews and skewputs.

Statement of Interest

This warehouse at No 35 St Clements Street is a good example of a Classical warehouse design crucially situated close to the harbour, behind Waterloo Quay. The building is symmetrical and neatly composed. Its well-balanced principal (S) elevation is situated at an oblique angle to the street line adding considerably to the character of the area. The building is currently used for commercial purposes as a storage facility. Warehouses were critical to Aberdeen's mercantile history and many were located near the harbour area. Only a handful remain and these are an increasingly important part of the character of the harbour area.

The harbour at Aberdeen accounts for the city's prosperity, representing the key to its history. Development of Aberdeen Harbour gathered momentum from the late 18th century when the physical restrictions caused by the shallow depth of the Dee estuary became problematic for increasingly heavy trade. In the 18th century, the Shiprow quayside was greatly increased forming the terrace which was to become Regent Quay. The 18th century buildings that line Regents Quay originally looked out over the sands and tributaries of the Dee, before the construction of Vicoria Dock (1848). John Wood's map of 1810 shows the location for the intended wet dock, running the length of the as yet unnamed Trinity, Regent and Waterloo quays, all designed by renowned engineer Thomas Telford during the 1840s.

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