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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents


Viewfield, Aberdeen

Viewfield was a large house in Craigiebuckler, on the SW side of Aberdeen.
Also listed as "Viewfield House, Rubislaw".
The house is gone. The site is now on the W side of Springfield Rd, opposite the entrance to Viewfield Rd.

Viewfield was the home of William Gibbon of Viewfield. He died there 1823.
His widow left immediately after his death. She had left by 1824-25.

The area is now suburban housing estates. It would have been countryside in Gibbon's time.
The site is now a hotel called DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen Treetops (part of the DoubleTree by Hilton chain, which is part of the Hilton Worldwide company).
Nothing remains of the old Viewfield house.




Viewfield on old map. Survey date: 1864 to 1867. Publication date: 1896.



Viewfield on 1912 map.
Note "Viewfield Road" opposite.



Viewfield site today (the Hilton hotel, with large car park, opposite Viewfield Rd).
2019 screenshot from Google Maps.
See also streetmap.co.uk.
See street view of N entrance and S entrance.



The Hilton hotel.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See similar shot and wider shot.



Old wall surviving at front (on Springfield Rd).
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See wider shot.



Old wall surviving at back (SW side).
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.
See other shot.




Videos, 2008



The Hilton hotel. Pan from car park.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.



The front wall (on Springfield Rd).
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.



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