Basic Site Details

Name: St Machar's Cathedral
Town, district or village: Old Aberdeen
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 131508 Build/constructionTimberwork of tower and spire to be carried out.
Item 2 of 13c. 1520 Build/constructionCeiling of the nave
Item 3 of 131812 Build/constructionFlanking lodges
Item 4 of 131832  N aisle altered, new session house, reconstruction of entrance lodges and gates
Item 5 of 131867  Repairs
Item 6 of 13September 1868  Reopened after repairs
Item 7 of 131883 Alterations and additionsAlterations, including new east window
Item 8 of 131926 RestorationRestoration, including removal of plaster from walls
Item 9 of 131928 AdditionFurnishings including tow panels of Gothic arcading and foliage trails with a ciborium chalice and host.
Item 10 of 131947  New east window
Item 11 of 131953 Alterations and additionsNew east wall within the crossing
Item 12 of 1319651973RestorationConservation and re-ordering
Item 13 of 1319761991RestorationRestoration with fabric fully conserved

People

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 30John FendourWrightA1511 Timberwork of central tower and spire to be carried out by Fendour
Item 2 of 30John FendourWrightLc. 1520 May have been responsible for the ceiling of the nave.
Item 3 of 30Thomas FrenchMasonLEarly 1500s South transept rebuilt on earlier base course
Item 4 of 30George JaffrayArchitect, WrightM1812 Flanking lodges
Item 5 of 30John SmithArchitect 1832 N aisle altered, new session house, reconstruction of entrance lodges and gates
Item 6 of 30(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practiceB1867 * Advised on restoration of heraldic ceiling - his advice not fully taken (ceiling largely renewed)
Item 7 of 30James MatthewsArchitectB1867 Repairs in consultation with George Gilbert Scott (his advice not fully taken - ceiling largely renewed)
Item 8 of 30Matthews & LawrieArchitectural practiceB1867 Repairs in consultation with George Gilbert Scott (his advice not fully taken - ceiling largely renewed)
Item 9 of 30Daniel MacandrewArchitect Before 1868 Condition reports - probably prior to the restoration of 1867
Item 10 of 30(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC1883 Alterations, including new east window.
Item 11 of 30George Washington BrowneArchitectC1883 Alterations
Item 12 of 30Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceC1883 Alterations
Item 13 of 30A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceD1926 Restoration, including removal of plaster from walls
Item 14 of 30Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectD1926 Restoration, including removal of plaster from walls
Item 15 of 30Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectD1926 Restoration, including removal of plaster from walls
Item 16 of 30Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectO1928 Furnishings including tow panels of Gothic arcading and foliage trails with a ciborium chalice and host.
Item 17 of 30A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceE1947 New east window
Item 18 of 30Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectE1947 New east window
Item 19 of 30John Gibb MarrArchitectE1947 New east window
Item 20 of 30A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceT1953 New east wall within crossing
Item 21 of 30Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectT1953 New east wall within the crossing
Item 22 of 30John Gibb MarrArchitectT1953 New east wall within the crossing
Item 23 of 30Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceK19651973Conservation and re-ordering
Item 24 of 30Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectK19651966Conservation and re-ordering
Item 25 of 30James Ian Haig MarshallArchitectK19651973Conservation and re-ordering
Item 26 of 30John Herdman ReidArchitectK19651973Conservation and re-ordering
Item 27 of 30(Professor Sir) James Duncan Dunbar-NasmithArchitectJ19761991Restoration with fabric fully conserved
Item 28 of 30Andrew P K WrightArchitectJ19761991Restoration with fabric fully conserved
Item 29 of 30Graham Couper LawArchitectJ19761991Restoration with fabric fully conserved
Item 30 of 30Law & Dunbar-Nasmith J19761991Restoration with fabric fully conserved

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Machar's Cathedral, Bishop Scougal monument 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, WymanEntry for Daniel MacAndrew
Item 2 of 4Gammie1909The churches of Aberdeen  pp1-4
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp175-7, 180, 182, 202
Item 4 of 4Spalding Club Heraldic Ceiling of St Machar's Cathedral   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal18 April 1832   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings)  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19957Cathedral
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19959Gate lodges
Item 4 of 4Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)