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Aberdeen, 256-258 King Street, Aberdeen Central Fire Brigade Station

Fire Station (20th Century), Hall Of Residence (21st Century)

Site Name Aberdeen, 256-258 King Street, Aberdeen Central Fire Brigade Station

Classification Fire Station (20th Century), Hall Of Residence (21st Century)

Alternative Name(s) North Eastern Fire Brigade Area Headquarters

Canmore ID 147035

Site Number NJ90NW 1344

NGR NJ 94394 06946

NGR Description Centred NJ 94394 06946

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 1344.00 centred 94394 06946

Fire Station [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1968.

NJ90NW 1344.01 Centred NJ 9443 0696 260 King Street

NJ90NW 1344.02 Centred NJ 9442 0698 262 King Street

Built in 1897 to the design of A H L Mackinnon, this fire station comprises a three-storeyed main block (ashlar granite) of five bays, each with rusticated arches for vehicle access at ground level, pedimented first-floor windows, and a top balustrade with a coat of arms at its centre. To the N side is an additional three-storeyed three-bay office building, also facing onto King Street. To the rear of the main block there is a tall hose-drying tower of similar granite construction.

Also to the rear is a yard, enclosed by ranges of buildings at the N (built into the slope adjacent to a railway), E and S sides, most of which were to be demolished in 2001 during the conversion of the site to student accommodation.

During August 2000, RCAHMS conducted a photographic survey of the fire station. The purpose of this survey was to enhance and augment RCAHMS' existing holdings.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), August 2000.

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