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Footdee Conservation Area

Footdee - View of South Square

Footdee (known to most of the residents as Fittie) was developed, at the beginning of the 19th century, as a planned village with its characteristic north and south squares - Middle Row and Pilot's Square being added later.

When the original village was built around the open squares, the houses were uniform in width, height and depth with similar doors and windows; the only features which distinguished one house from another may have been the colour of the painted door or its individual number, the sheds or wash houses.

The St. Clement Free Church School grew up with the village.

Footdee Conservation Area Character Appraisal

As part of a comprehensive review of its eleven conservation areas, the City Council has completed a character appraisal for Footdee Conservation Area. This document identifies what is significant about Footdee's architectural and historical character in order to guide future alterations its built heritage. The Council's Planning Development Management Committee agreed an extension to the boundary of Footdee Conservation Area on 10 December 2015. Please download the document from the link below:

The scrollable map below shows the boundaries of all the Conservation Areas.


For further information please contact us:

  • Masterplanning, Design and Conservation
    Planning and Sustainable Development
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 4
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: 01224 523470

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