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

64 FONTHILL ROAD AND 73-75 (ODD NUMBERS) ALBURY ROADLB46790

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
29/02/2000
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 93481 5162
Coordinates
393481, 805162

Description

Duncan McMillan, circa 1884. 3-storey and basement, 3-bay terrace on prominent corner site. Tooled coursed grey granite ashlar finely finished to margins; base course and finely finished ground floor; dividing band cornices; eaves course; moulded eaves blocking course.

W (ALBURY ROAD) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; ground floor to right converted to office, plate glass window, flanked to left and right by doorways, tripartite window to flanking bay to left; windows to centre and right bays of 1st and 2nd floors, tripartite windows to left bay at 1st and 2nd floors. Curved angle to outer right, plate glass window to ground floor, tripartite windows to 1st and 2nd floors, circular drum turret on eaves blocking course above with quadripartite window, domed lead roof with ironwork weathervane finial.

S (FONTHILL ROAD) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; large plate-glass windows to ground floor, steps between leading to basement; regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors above.

E ELEVATION: bay to left advanced with canted end, large stair windows to centre with geometric glazing pattern, doorway and windows to left return; remainder not seen 1999.

N ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.

Predominantly replacement 2-pane timber pivoting windows with top sash. Graded grey slate roof with lead ridge. Decorative shouldered and pedimented corniced wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Special Interest

Duncan McMillan (1840-1928), had a successful practice in Aberdeen, which his son, John Ross McMillan took over when he died. McMillan is perhaps best known for his work on Archibald Simpson's Marine Terrace (see separate listing), but was responsible for a variety of simple but unusually detailed buildings like 64 Fonthill Road. Of note also is 2-14 Fonthill Terrace (see separate listing, Gairn Ward), which he designed with his son.

References

Bibliography

Aberdeen City Archives, PLANS FOR 64 FONTHILL ROAD, (1884); 2nd (1901) EDITION OS MAP.

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.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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