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8-10 (EVEN NOS) CROWN STREET WITH 1-3 (ODD NOS) LANGSTANE PLACE (INCLUDING THE STAR AND GARTER PH)LB20247

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
13/07/1984
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 93813 5978
Coordinates
393813, 805978

Description

George Coutts 1899-1901 (dated 1900). Imposing free style

4-storey and attic corner block comprising Public House at

ground floor and tenement above. Granite built, 3 symmetrical

bays to Crown Street linked to 4 symmetrical Langstane Place

bays by canted angle. Pilastered ground floor (Modern shop to

left on Crown St). Entrance to upper floors from No 8 Crown

Street, forming narrow central bay, with round-arched

keystoned head supported on stumpy pilasters; shallow

2-storey oriel above, bipartite in 3rd and pedimented

(datestone below) wallhead dormer flanked by stacks, outer

bays above ground pilastered, with bipartites and tripartite

pedimented wallhead dormers linked to central dormer by

balustrades. Canted angle with pub entrance at ground,

bipartites above and shallow bell-cast roof with pilastered

and arcaded cupola fishscale roof with finial.

Langstone Place similarly detailed with single windows to

central bays and central, corbelled stack rising through

eaves and flanked by wallhead dormers to form free scrolled

broken pediment. Slate roof.

Engraved, Art Nouveau glass survives in pub windows. Interior

bar fittings now modern.

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