Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

15 AND 15A ROBERT STREET, ELLERSLIE HOUSELB50266

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
23/03/2006
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Stonehaven
NGR
NO 87239 86059
Coordinates
387239, 786059

Description

Dated 1892, altered and extended. 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, end terrace house (sub-divided) with keystoned and pedimented moulded doorpiece, tall round-arched stair window with decorative astragals and coloured glass, and some fine interior detail; on ground falling to S and E. Painted ashlar with ashlar margins, quoin strips and base course to W; ashlar with 1st floor cill course and eaves cornice to E.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with broad doorpiece incorporating deep-set vertically-panelled timber door and flanking lights giving way to stair window, regular fenestration to flanking bay with further door in penultimate bay to left and single window to each floor at outer left.

S ELEVATION: gabled elevation with windows to outer left and right at 1st floor.

E (REAR, FORMER ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: bay to left of centre with modern conservatory concealing fine doorpiece comprising channelled voussoirs and keystone to segmental-arched doorway with panelled timber door, pilastered jambs and coloured leaded glass to semicircular fanlight; single window to 1st floor. Flanking bays with full-height canted windows rising into slightly reduced canted dormer windows. Bays to right with channelled doorpiece at left and later single storey extension to right at ground, 2 windows at 1st floor and small semicircular-pedimented dormer window centred above.

4-pane and plate glass glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, except to dormers and ground W; margined multi-pane glazing to stair window (see below). Grey slates with small rooflights. Coped ashlar ridge and gablehead stacks with polygonal cans. Ashlar-coped skews with block skewputts. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers and fixings to E.

INTERIOR: some fine detail retained, including decorative cornices and frieze, timber fire surrounds and panelled reveals. Segmental-arched screen door with coloured glass to W door, square-headed screen door with figurative coloured glass and encaustic-tiled hall floor to E door. Coloured glass to dated stair window with figuratively-detailed medallions.

Statement of Special Interest

Ellerslie is an unusual, interesting and well-detailed house which has undergone a number of changes but retains a fine presence particularly to its Robert Street front. It was purchased by a 'characterful' family from Glasgow as a summer residence, who added the two northernmost bays to accommodate a music room for entertainments. The next owner, Mr Mackenzie, ran a boarding house at Ellerslie, and sold this on to the Goodwin sisters. The Strachan family purchased the house in 1950 and subsequently installed the west (Robert Street) door, and carried out the conversion to two flats. At that time there were large fireplaces in every room, that to the dining room being of marble.

References

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Information courtesy of former owner.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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