Basic Site Details

Name: King Street Public School
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: For the erection of public school in King Street, for the School Board, to accommodate 840 pupils in three departments - seniors, juniors, and infants, with caretaker's house attached. Messrs. Ellis and Wilson, architects. Accepted tenders : masons' work A Mitchell and Co; carpenters' work, Johnston and Fullerton; slaters' work, J Wilson; plumber and gasfitters' work Willis and Conden; plaster work, Masson and Findley; painter and glaziers' work, J Garvie and Sons. Total 5,538- 9-0
[Building News 25 November 1881 p711]

Building Type Classification

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

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 511 November 1881  Plans passed
Item 2 of 521 May 1886  Plans for addtions passed
Item 3 of 53 July 1890  Plans for additions passed
Item 4 of 57 May 1896  Plans for additions passed
Item 5 of 51948 Addition(?)Scheme valued at 20,000

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 13Alexander EllisArchitectA1881  
Item 2 of 13Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceA1881  
Item 3 of 13Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectA1881  
Item 4 of 13Alexander EllisArchitectB1886 Additions
Item 5 of 13Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceB1886 Additions
Item 6 of 13Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectB1886 Additions
Item 7 of 13Alexander EllisArchitectC1890 Additions
Item 8 of 13Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceC1890 Additions
Item 9 of 13Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectC1890 Additions
Item 10 of 13Alexander EllisArchitectD1896 Additions
Item 11 of 13Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceD1896 Additions
Item 12 of 13Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectD1896 Additions
Item 13 of 13Alexander Buchanan GardnerArchitect 1948 Additions

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen School Board 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Leith, Connie1999Alexander Ellis: a fine Victorian architect Aberdeen: privately publishedp11
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp208

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Daily Free Press12 October 1881   
Item 2 of 3Builder30 July 1948  p146
Item 3 of 3Building News25 November 1881  p711 - tenders

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 Plans Committee Minutes Plans passed 11 November 1881, for additions 21 May 1886, 3 July 1890 & 7 May 1896
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50948