Basic Site Details

Name: Beechgrove Free Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by John Murray Robertson.

Cost: £8,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Beechgrove Church  

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 2Beechgrove AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 2Mid Stocket RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31897 Competition held 
Item 2 of 318981900Construction 
Item 3 of 321 December 1900  Church dedicated


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 7Alexander BrownArchitectA18971900Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 7Brown & WattArchitectural practiceA18971900Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 7George WattArchitectA18971900Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 7Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectB1897 Placed second in competition
Item 5 of 7D & J R McMillanArchitectural practiceC1897 Placed third in competition
Item 6 of 7Duncan McMillanArchitectC1897 Placed third in competition
Item 7 of 7John Ross McMillanArchitectC1897 Placed third in competition


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1902 part 1 p60 (Brown & Watt design)
Item 2 of 4Gammie1909The churches of Aberdeen  p86
Item 3 of 4Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 4 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp240-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Daily Free Press18 December 1900   
Item 2 of 6Aberdeen Evening Express30 March 1898   
Item 3 of 6Aberdeen Journal29 March 1898   
Item 4 of 6BuilderLate 1897LXXIII p498
Item 5 of 6BuilderEarly 1898LXXIV p324
Item 6 of 6Builder12 January 1901  p47

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 dated 25 October 1898
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19936 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Drawings
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Watt: L v17 no1224