Basic Site Details

Name: St Andrew's Episcopal Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor W & A Clow (rood screen). See also entry for Seabury Cathedral which was to replace this building but the project never came to fruition. Sculptor of reredos - Harry Hems, Exeter.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Andrews Episcopal CathedralYes 

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 1King StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 918161817 Original church
Item 2 of 91816 Competition designs submitted 
Item 3 of 91880  Addition of chancel
Item 4 of 91883  Reredos
Item 5 of 9September 1910March 1921 Drawings dated (Lorimer)
Item 6 of 91913 AdditionRood screen, pulpit, Lady Altar and other furnishings. New porch added
Item 7 of 919341945 Enlarged and entirely redecorated, including new ciborium. Had drawn up plans for new cathedral to be built with American money in Broad Street, but eventually remodelled Archibald Simpson's church to become cathedral
Item 8 of 91938 Foundation stoneFoundation stone of new work laid by Joseph Kennedy, American Ambassador
Item 9 of 919381941 Seabury MemoriaL

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 12Archibald SimpsonArchitect 18161817Original church
Item 2 of 12James YoungArchitectC1816 Was invited to compete for design of church - not successful
Item 3 of 12George Edmund StreetArchitect 1880 Addition of chancel
Item 4 of 12Arthur ClyneArchitectA1883 Reredos design
Item 5 of 12John Bridgeford PirieArchitectA1883 Reredos design
Item 6 of 12Pirie & ClyneArchitectural practiceA1883 Reredos design
Item 7 of 12(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectE1913 Rood screen, pulpit, Lady Altar and other furnishings. New porch added
Item 8 of 12(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect 19341945Enlarged and entirely redecorated, including new ciborium. Had drawn up plans for new cathedral to be built with American money in Broad Street, but eventually remodelled Archibald Simpson's church to become cathedral
Item 9 of 12A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceB19381941Executed the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper
Item 10 of 12Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectB19381941Executed the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper
Item 11 of 12David Dominic Scott StokesArchitectB19381941Executed the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper
Item 12 of 12John Gibb MarrArchitectB19381941Executed the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp71
Item 2 of 8Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918iv
Item 3 of 8MacInnes, Ranald1992The Aberdeen guide  p150
Item 4 of 8Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p176
Item 5 of 8Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook Various years; dates to be checked   
Item 6 of 8Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp39-40, 115-6
Item 7 of 8Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societypp 176 (ill) & 312
Item 8 of 8Symondson, Anthony, SJ1998Unity by inclusion: Sir Ninian Comper and the planning of a Modern Churchno 3Twentieth Century Architecture: The Journal of the Twentieth Century Society, pp 17-42p34

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9Aberdeen Diocesan LibraryInformation via website from Donald Stuart, Hon Archivist, Aberdeen Diocesan Library Sent March 2007
Item 2 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19953 
Item 3 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Three contemporay photos with inscribed plaques
Item 4 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR A/1
Item 5 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Manuscripts MSS/LOR/73/48 Notes made for alterations on visit by Lorimer 1911 etc
Item 7 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Photos of drawings D65343-52
Item 8 of 9NMRSCollection of drawings by Sir Ninian Comper  
Item 9 of 9Robert Gordon's University ArchiveCollection of plans, manuscripts etc Copies of Comper's plans