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Latitude: 57.1459 / 57°8'45"N
Longitude: -2.0795 / 2°4'46"W
OS Eastings: 395285
OS Northings: 806120
OS Grid: NJ952061
Mapcode National: GBR SG2.XZ
Mapcode Global: WH9QR.1N06
Entry Name: York Street, York Place, Wellington Street and St Clement Street, Former Aberdeen Iron Works
Listing Date: 27 July 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 399621
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50963
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: George St/Harbour
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Late 19th century. Large, 16 x 20-bay former Aberdeen Iron Works (commercial premises 2006). Distinctive run of 5 gables to W elevation(Wellington Street). Coursed, snecked granite rubble. Regularly spaced, segmental-arched openings, some infilled. Distinctive cyma recta corbel detail to corners at N and W. Large 2-leaf timber sliding doors on E and W elevations. 20th century gabled roof extension to E.
Predominantly 12-pane metal windows to upper storey, lower storey openings infilled.
INTERIOR: open, steel-framed interior. Some remains of rail tracks on floor.
This is a distinctive building occupying an entire block near the Harbour area of Aberdeen. It is one of the few remaining historic industrial buildings in Aberdeen. Its multi-gabled elevation to Wellington Street is of particular note and the building adds significantly to the streetscape in an area which was formerly dominated by heavy industry. It is an important part of Aberdeen's industrial and social history.
This is the only remaining building from the extensive Hall Russell & Co Ltd shipbuilding yard. It is understood that this building functioned as the engineering works and is described on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map as Aberdeen Iron Works. Hall Russell & Co was founded in 1864 and produced iron and steel ships, from cargo vessels to warships. They also built many vessels for the Aberdeen Steam Trawling and Fishing Co. The firm closed in 1992.
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