Listed Building

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39 THE GREEN AND 2 AND 4 CARMELITE STREETLB20665

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
08/02/1989
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 94129 6114
Coordinates
394129, 806114

Description

Early 19th century. 3-storey, 3 x 3-bay piended corner tenement building with shop to ground, returning to Carmelite Street (E elevation) (altered frontage, 2006). Coursed granite, rubble to Martin's Lane (W). Principal (N) elevation with regular fenestration and shop to ground floor with central entrance flanked by plateglass windows. Some infilled openings to ground at E. Late 20th century dormers.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate. Coped wallhead stack to E.

Statement of Special Interest

39 The Green follows the classical Aberdeen tradition with its simple careful proportions. It is an unusual survivor in this area and its corner site makes it a prominent part of the streetscape. Piended roofs on domestic buildings are unusual in this part of Aberdeen where gabled roofs are more common.

The Green is one of the oldest areas in Aberdeen. It was part of the original entranceway into the city of Aberdeen and became celebrated from the sixteenth century as an open-air market venue. The area became increasingly built up in the nineteenth century with rising numbers of residents, traders and industries. With the formation and construction of Union Street to the North during the nineteenth century, the importance of The Green diminished. It was no longer part of the entranceway into the city and the tall buildings of Union Street had rear entrances at the level of The Green and their height overshadowed the area. This building is typical of the early nineteenth century buildings that were established here.

References

Bibliography

John Wood, Plan of the Cities of Aberdeen 1828, NLS. Diane Morgan, Lost Aberdeen, 2004 pf10. Ranald MacInnes, The Aberdeen Guide, 2000 p 126.

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