Basic Site Details

Name: King Street Public School
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
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 


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


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


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
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