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32-36 (Even Numbers) Ferryhill Place, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Torry/Ferryhill, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1372 / 57°8'13"N

Longitude: -2.1037 / 2°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 393820

OS Northings: 805147

OS Grid: NJ938051

Mapcode National: GBR SBN.RX

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.NVFY

Entry Name: 32-36 (Even Numbers) Ferryhill Place, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 May 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 407106

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46788

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

Possibly J MacKay, later 19th century. 5-bay terrace, comprising 2-storey and attic, 2-bay and 3-bay houses. Coursed tooled granite finely finished to margins. Base course; projecting cills; pilastered doorways corniced and consoled; predominantly panelled timber doors with letterbox fanlights; eaves course; canted dormers.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: No 32: 2-bay, doorway to left of ground floor, window above, canted window through ground and 1st floors of bay to right, breaking eaves with piended roof, skylights to attic. Nos 34-36: asymmetrical, 3-bay, doorway to centre, window above to 1st floor, regular fenestration to ground and 1st floor of flanking bay to right, canted tower to outer left angle, window to each of 3 sides at ground and 1st floors, 3 round-arched timber windows to attic floor in truncated platform spire with decorative ironwork brattishing.

E ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining terrace (see separate listing).

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; variety of door and window patterns, some, dormers and skylights to attic.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; doorway to No 36 to right, flanked to left by window, regular fenestration to 1st floor, dormer to left of attic floor flanked to right by skylight, canted tower adjoining to outer right (see above).

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews with blocked skewputts. Coped granite gablehead and ridge stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped granite walls enclosing gardens to S and W, with square-plan gatepiers with pyramidal caps, ironwork railings and gates. Brick and granite coped rubble boundary walls to N.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Nos 3-15 and 17-29 (odd numbers) and Nos 2-18 and 20-30 (even numbers) Ferryhill Place (see separate listings). Brogden suggests that the earlier E section of Ferryhill Place (see separate listings) could be by Archibald Simpson, it is similar in style to his nearby Marine Terrace and Bon Accord Square (see separate listings). Nos 20-30 and 17-29 bear more resemblance to Caledonian Place (see separate listings), rubble walls with finely finished dressings. Whilst this terminating block to the far W is a more detailed version of the blocks to the E, plans survive in Aberdeen City Archives, but the architects name is hard to read. However the corniced and consoled doorways, eaves and base courses and use of dormers unites the two halves, framed by the elegant deep front gardens.

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