Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret of Scotland's Chapel and Convent
Town, district or village: Old Aberdeen
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Margaret's Episcopal Chapel and Convent  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 111, SpitalYesConvent


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51889 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 518911892Construction 
Item 3 of 524 September 1891 Plans approved 
Item 4 of 51908  Additions of aisles and oak screen and clergy house built
Item 5 of 51980 Restoration 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectA18911892Plans approved; only chapel and one bay of convent completed. Also provided designs for glass.
Item 2 of 4Bucknall & ComperArchitectural practiceA18911892Plans approved; only chapel and one bay of convent completed
Item 3 of 4William BucknallArchitectA18911892Plans approved; only chapel and one bay of convent completed
Item 4 of 4Lyon & McPhersonArchitectural practiceB1988 Restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Presspp47-50
Item 2 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1889, no 1876
Item 3 of 5Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook1889 1889  
Item 4 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp38, 41, 183
Item 5 of 5Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societypp 30-31

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalApril 1961 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsCHECK: is this the chapel & convent (Spital), or the church (Gallowgate)?

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes Plans approved 24 September 1891
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19961Chapel and Convent
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register Adjacent housees adapted for use bny convent
Item 4 of 4St Margaret's Chapel and ConventSt Margaret's Plans Plans on premises