Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW0161 - ANDREW AEDIE'S LODGING, THE GREEN, ABERDEEN

Print site NJ90NW0161 Feedback on site NJ90NW0161

Main Details

Primary ReferenceNJ90NW0161
NameANDREW AEDIE'S LODGING, THE GREEN, ABERDEEN
NRHE Card No.NJ90NW269
NRHE Numlink 77001
HES SM No.
HES LB No.
Site Form Documentary Record Only
Site Condition Destroyed
Details Site of a town house which was demolished in 1914. The Aedie family house stood on the north side of the Green at the corner of Aedie's Wynd, now known as Back Wynd. The house had possibly been built by the master-mason, Andrew Jamesone (father of George Jameson), for Andrew Aedie, maltman, who died in 1604. His initials along with those of his wife, Christina Guthrie, were on one of the skewputts. The building was of three storeys made of harled stone walls and had a steep pitched slated roof. It had an unusual feature of a wide chamfer at the south-west corner between the first floor and the eaves, where the skewputt was carried on three rounded corbel courses. There were latterly shops at the pavement level and at the second floor there were three fine dormer windows, added by David Aedie in 1633, whilst the west dormer tympanum has his monogram/initials and coat of arms. In the middle there was a complex monogram of the initials DAE and KB for his wife, Katherine Burnett bearing the date 1633 and a shield carrying the combined heraldic arms of Aedie and Burnett. Davie Aedie was one of the many townsmen killed by Montrose's troops at the Battle of Aberdeen near Justice Mills in 1644. Mary Jamesone, daughter of George Jamesone, married George Aedie in 1677 and may have lived in the house until her death in 1684. She is most widely known for her embroidered religious panels that hang in the West Kirk of St. Nicholas. The house was demolished in 1914 during refurbishment of the Green and expansion of Union Street. The outline of the roof and some of the sandstone still can be seen on the adjacent property on the Green.
Last Update21/03/2018
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerACU
Date of Compilation13/09/2017

Easting: 394064.16532099, Northing: 806123.525217302

Google Map for NJ90NW0161

National Grid Reference: NJ 9406 0612



Event Details


Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

Ecofact

Samples
Palynology
Ecofact Notes

Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
TOWNHOUSES SITE OFA100
ROOFSSLATE B100
SKEWPUTTS  C100
SHOPS SITE OFD100
COAT-OF-ARMS  E100
DATESTONES  F100