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WESTBURN ROAD AND ARGYLL PLACE, VICTORIA PARK, FOUNTAINLB20065

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Group Category Details
100000020 - see notes
Date Added
19/03/1984
Supplementary Information Updated
20/03/2000
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 92703 6789
Coordinates
392703, 806789

Description

J B Pirie, 1878. Octagonal granite ashlar fountain in centre of large circular pool. Battered principal basin, with band of rough-faced stone rising, tooled monograms and symbols below coping, small stylised flower basins spouting water to each angle of octagon; shaft of central spout ornamented with Greek motifs and stylised flowers, 4 diminishing tiers in form of stylised flowers, upper 2 of copper.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with Victoria Park Lodge (see separate listing). Victoria Park is the oldest ornamental park in Rosemount, being acquired by the Corporation in 1871 for ?5200. Victoria Park fountain was originally intended for Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen. The fountain is one of John Bridgeford Pirie's (1851-1892) earliest works. The use of stylised flowers and Greek designs, including the anthemion motif and paterae, are repeated and developed in almost all of his later designs.

References

Bibliography

ABERDEEN DAILY FREE PRESS, 20 April 1878; Post Office Directory, PLAN OF THE CITY OF ABERDEEN, (1880); 2nd (1901) EDITION OS MAP; A I McConnochie, 50 VIEWS OF THE GRANITE CITY, (circa 1900), p51; W D Chapman & C F Riley, GRANITE CITY: A PLAN FOR ABERDEEN, (1952), p6 and 149.

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