Basic Site Details

Name: Bon Accord Free Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Notes: See separate entry for the earlier Bon Accord Free Church in Union Terrace, built as Union Baptist Chapel in 1822-3 and demolished prior to construction of this building.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bon Accord Free ChurchYesSince 1976 returned to original name
Item 2 of 3Bon Accord St Paul's Church Name bewteen 1962 and 1974
Item 3 of 3Bon Accord UF 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 1Bon Accord Free Church, Rosemount ViaductYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4October 1894  Date of document giving measurements for mason work
Item 2 of 411 May 1895 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 46 December 1895 Plans approved 
Item 4 of 43 September 1896 Opened 


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 3Alexander EllisArchitectA18941896 
Item 2 of 3Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceA18941896 
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectA18941896 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Congregation of Bon Accord Free Church 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gammie1909The churches of Aberdeen  pp92-94
Item 2 of 3Leith, Connie1999Alexander Ellis: a fine Victorian architect Aberdeen: privately publishedpp117-122
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp214

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes Plans passed 2 December 1894
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48974 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Document with measurements for mason work dated October 1894