Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

1-8 (INCLUSIVE NUMBERS) DEVANHA TERRACE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS ENCLOSING GARDEN ACROSS ROAD OPPOSITE FRONT ELEVATIONLB20268

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000020 - (see NOTES)
Date Added
21/11/1978
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 94047 5197
Coordinates
394047, 805197

Description

Circa 1840. 2-storey, basement and attic, 15-bay terrace comprising 8 flats. Tooled coursed grey granite, finely finished to margins. Panelled aprons to ground floor windows; panelled timber doors with letterbox fanlights; doorways corniced with consoles; projecting cills to 1st floor; eaves course; canted dormers to attic floor.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; variety of basements, some infilled; No 2: doorway to centre of ground floor, flanked to left and right by single window, 3 regularly spaced windows to 1st floor, 2 dormers to attic floor, with modern skylight to centre; Nos 3-8: doorway flanked to left by single or pair of windows, 2 windows to 1st floor, 2 dormers to attic floor, irregularly placed skylights.

N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled; doorway to No 1 to outer right of ground floor; pair of windows to centre of ground and 1st floors.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; irregularly arranged doors and windows; some later lean-to additions to ground floors; predominantly modern rectangular dormers to attic floor.

S ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining terrace (see separate listings).

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows; some modern glazing. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped skews with blocked skewputts. Corniced gablehead and ridge stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIORS: not seen 1999.

RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: decorative iron railings with anthemion finials, on low granite wall to E of terrace; brick and granite coped rubble walls to rear.

Remains of decorative iron railings on coped granite wall enclosing garden across road opposite front elevation

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 Devanha Terrace. Devanha Terrace is an enlargement of what Brogden calls the "Aberdeen Cottage", developed from the Butt and Ben by the 1820's. Rather than the traditional single storey Devanha Terrace is 2-storey, moving away from the cottage idea towards the tenement. The unusual name of Devanha would appear to originate from the Romans, who referred to Chester as "Devana" because of its situation on "Deva" or Dee, much like Aberdeen, which has also been so called.

References

Bibliography

1st (1864) and 2nd (1901) EDITION OS MAPS; Post Office Directory, PLAN OF THE CITY OF ABERDEEN, (1880); C Graham, ARCHIBALD SIMPSON: ARCHITECT OF ABERDEEN 1790-1847, (1990), p53; NMRS Photographs.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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