Hazlehead

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Hazlehead is an area to the west of the Scottish city of Aberdeen.


Hazlehead
Roses at Hazlehead Roundabout - geograph.org.uk - 234576.jpg
Hazlehead Roundabout, where Queen's Road and King's Gate meet.
Hazlehead is located in Aberdeen
Hazlehead
Hazlehead
Location within the City of Aberdeen
Population5,046 (2015 estimate)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ891052
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townABERDEEN
Postcode districtAB15 8
Dialling code01224
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Aberdeen
57°08′16″N 2°10′53″W / 57.1379°N 2.1814°W / 57.1379; -2.1814Coordinates: 57°08′16″N 2°10′53″W / 57.1379°N 2.1814°W / 57.1379; -2.1814

Usage[edit]

Hazlehead comprises a mixture of flats, houses and residential tower blocks. It was originally a council estate although many homes are now privately owned. The council's idea behind the Hazlehead Estate was that there should be lots of open space, which would be accessible to all. As a result of this, a large number of houses in the area lack a private garden.

Amenities[edit]

A large part of the area forms Hazlehead Park, which opened in 1920, having formerly been the grounds of Hazlehead House, the home of William Rose, shipbuilder.[2] It is the largest park in the city and includes a 9-hole and two 18-hole golf courses. It also has a horse-riding centre, 2 parks, tennis courts, golf clubhouse, playing fields, a swimming pool and a few local shops.

Education[edit]

Hazlehead has one primary school and one secondary school, Hazlehead Primary School and Hazlehead Academy. The primary school underwent a rebuild a rebuild in May 2008 of their school as part of Aberdeen City Council's 3Rs project to refurbish schools in the city. The new school building opened in officially opened in March 2010.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Mid Year Population Estimates" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council.
  2. ^ Lyall, Francis (1967). The Gilcomston Story. Gilcomston South Church.
  3. ^ "City unveils 110m schools plan". BBC News. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Handbook". Hazlehead School. 9 June 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.