Basic Site Details

Name: St Nicholas East Parish Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618351837  
Item 2 of 61874  Gutted
Item 3 of 618751877Journal referenceReconstruction after fire
Item 4 of 6Before 1889  Minor furnishings
Item 5 of 61936 Alterations and additionsChurch reordered and refurnished
Item 6 of 62005 ReconstructionRemodelling for community use


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 8Archibald SimpsonArchitect 18351837Built on foundations of choir
Item 2 of 8J & W SmithArchitectural practiceA1875 Reconstruction after fire
Item 3 of 8William Smith IIArchitectA1875 Reconstruction after fire
Item 4 of 8Charles CarmichaelArchitectABefore 1889 Minor furnishings
Item 5 of 8A Marshall Mackenzie & SonArchitectural practiceC1936 Reordered and refurnished
Item 6 of 8Alexander George Robertson MackenzieArchitectC1936 Reordered and refurnished
Item 7 of 8John Gibb MarrArchitectC1936 Reordering and refurnishing
Item 8 of 8Groves-Raines ArchitectsArchitectural practiceG2005 Remodelling for community use

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Nicholas ChurchSt Nicholas comprising:
Centre tower and aisles (entered here with main entry)
St Mary's Crypt under East Church- see separate entry
East Church - see separate entry
West Church - this is by James Gibbs and no entry here at present
Churchyard with gates and screen wall - see separate entry

Monument to Ann Allardyce by John Bacon, 1791. memorial brass to Duncan Liddeld. Died 1613, by Garpard Bruydegoms, Antwerp.

Provost's pew designed by William Crystall, 1724


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918xvi
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp119, 123
Item 4 of 4Simpson, W Douglas A tribute offered by the University of Aberdeen to the memory of William Kelly LLD ARSA  p6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal3 February 1875   
Item 2 of 2Trans… of the Aberdeen Ecclesiological Society v2, part5  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen City Archives (copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Town Council Minutes  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19966