Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW0155 - UNION TERRACE GARDENS

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Primary ReferenceNJ90NW0155
NameUNION TERRACE GARDENS
NRHE Card No.NJ90NW188
NRHE Numlink 146565
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 20066
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Gardens, opened to the public in 1879. James Matthews had suggested in 1868 that the area of Union Terrace should be turned into pleasure ground, and in 1869 a 'Sketch of the Proposed Denburn Gardens' was drawn up by the land surveyor James Forbes Beattie. Work began in November 1877. One of the first items to be moved here was the Corbie Well (NJ90NW0505) which originally stood on the west bank of the Denburn. The semi-elliptically arched arcade bears the footpath of Union Terrace above; it incorporates a rebuilt arch of Dow Bridge (John Jeans 1747). The northern part of the gardens was reconfigured from 1886-1893 under the supervision of city surveyor William Boulton. The 2nd edition OS map also shows a bandstand within the gardens. Additional statues, public toilets, and granite arcading and balustrades were added around the park perimeter. The area was originally a public bleaching green. A watching brief was carried out by ACCESS in October 2017 during site investigation test pitting works. No archaeological features or arefacts were observed.
Last Update14/06/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerACU
Date of Compilation13/09/2017

Easting: 393830.470970393, Northing: 806223.739789117

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National Grid Reference: NJ 9383 0622



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2017 Watching-Brief accssar1-298026

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

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Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
GARDENSPUBLIC A100
BLEACHFIELDS SITE OFB100
ARCHES  C100
BANDSTANDS SITE OFD100