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Aberdeen, Pitfodels, North Deeside Road, Viewbank

Air Raid Shelter (20th Century), Hostel (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned), Tower (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, Pitfodels, North Deeside Road, Viewbank

Classification Air Raid Shelter (20th Century), Hostel (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned), Tower (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Pitfodels House; Pitfodels Hostel; Pitfodels School

Canmore ID 236989

Site Number NJ90SW 252

NGR NJ 90775 03749

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

Architecture Notes

NJ90SW 252.00 90775 03749

NJ90SW 252.01 NJ 90809 03752 Tower

NJ90SW 252.02 NJ 90808 03720 Bunker


Standing Building Recording (17 April 2008 - 27 May 2008)

NJ 9077 0373 Standing building recording and excavation around the base of the tower, 17 April–27 May 2008, confirmed that the tower in the grounds of this 19th-century house were part of the original post-medieval Viewbank House. A stone dated 1692 and 1633 built into the side of the tower was a later addition and may not be associated with this property.

A bunker in the garden was recorded prior to demolition and was interpreted as a WW2 air-raid shelter with elaborate granite façade. A field evaluation of the remaining land revealed no features of archaeological significance.

Archive: Aberdeen City Council SMR, RCAHMS (intended)

Funder: International School of Aberdeen

Alison Cameron (Aberdeen City Council Archaeological Unit), 2008


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