Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

1-23 (ODD NUMBERS) ALBERT STREET, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGSLB20113

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
12/01/1967
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 93077 5949
Coordinates
393077, 805949

Description

Archibald Simpson, circa 1840, built circa 1849 by Mackenzie and Matthews; Nos 9-11 completed post 1861. 2-storey, attic and half-sunken basement, 27-bay terrace, comprising 2 and 3-bay houses. Coursed granite ashlar; tooled coursed granite rubble basement finely finished to margins. Base course; stone steps to doorways; panelled timber doors, glazed to Nos 1, 11, 17 and 23, fretwork timber lintels, letterbox fanlights; recessed aprons to ground floor; projecting cills to 1st floor; eaves blocking course; gableted 3-light rectangular dormers to attic floor.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: Nos 1-9 and 17-21: 2-bay; regular openings to basements; doorway to left or right of ground floor flanked by single window; regular fenestration to 1st floor; dormer flanked by skylight to attic floor of Nos 3 and 9, broad rectangular dormer to attic floor of No 17, 2 dormers to attic floor of remainder. Nos 11-15: regular openings to basements; doorway flanked by 2 windows to ground floor, regular fenestration to 1st floor; single dormer flanked by skylight to attic floor of No13, 2 dormers to attic floor of Nos 11 and 15.

SE ELEVATION: gabled; windows off-centre to left of ground and 1st floors.

NE ELEVATION: irregular fenestration; some additions; variety of dormers and skylights to attic floor.

NW ELEVATION: gabled; single window to centre of basement; windows to left and right of ground and 1st floors.

2-pane, 4-pane and 12-pane timber sash and case windows; variety of glazing patterns to attic floor. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal and circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods, downpipes recessed in wall of principal elevation.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: decorative iron railings enclosing basement and steps to principal elevation; coped rubble walls to sides and rear.

Statement of Special Interest

A-Group with 2-18 Albert Street, 1-34 Albert Terrace and 1 Prince Arthur Street, 2-16 Albyn Place, 31-55 Carden Place and 2 and 4 Prince Arthur Street, 1-6 Rubislaw Place and 21 and 23 Waverley Place, 7-11 Victoria Street, 17 Victoria Street, 19 Victoria Street, 21-59 Victoria Street and 181 Skene Street, 18-28 Victoria Street and 2, 6, 10 and 16 Waverley Place and 30-56 Victoria Street (see separate listings). Albert Street is similar in style to Archibald Simpson's Marine Terrace and Bon Accord Square (see separate listings), although it was built by Mackenzie and Matthews after his death. It is a good example of a simple, refined Aberdeen terrace.

References

Bibliography

NMRS, SITES PROPOSED FOR THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, 26 April 1861; 1st (1864-7) and 2nd (1901) EDITION OS MAPS; C Graham, ARCHIBALD SIMPSON: ARCHITECT OF ABERDEEN 1790-1847, (1990), p29; W A Brogden, ABERDEEN: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, (2nd Edition: 1998), p124.

About Listed Buildings

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