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Basic Site Details

Name: Advocates Hall, Concert Hall and Court
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: This replaced the earlier building on corner of Union Street and Back Wynd (see separate entry).

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Concert CourtYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71869  Alterations to old buildings?
Item 2 of 718701872Build/constructionNew buildings
Item 3 of 7c. 1872  Bookcases - as part of the Matthews work?
Item 4 of 7After 1881  Alterations
Item 5 of 71897  Alterations - mat refer to work on earlier Advocates Hall
Item 6 of 719841985Restoration 
Item 7 of 71994 RestorationRestoration proposals for library; remedial work and decoration

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 11James MatthewsArchitectH18701872[Alterations to old building? (estimates to be lodged by 30 June 1870). - must refer to old building]

New building erected
Item 2 of 11John Bridgeford PirieArchitectBc. 1872 Bookcases - as part of the Matthews work?
Item 3 of 11Arthur ClyneArchitectAAfter 1881 Alterations
Item 4 of 11John Bridgeford PirieArchitectAAfter 1881 Alterations
Item 5 of 11Pirie & ClyneArchitectural practiceAAfter 1881 Alterations
Item 6 of 11Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitect 1897 Alterations - may refer to work on older Advocates Hall - see separate entry
Item 7 of 11George R M Kennedy & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19841985Restoration
Item 8 of 11James Gordon RoyArchitectA19841985Job architect for restoration.
Item 9 of 11Russell ParkerArchitectA19841985Restoration. Partner in charge
Item 10 of 11Henry ('Harry') James Lyall Mantell A1994 Restoration proposals for library; remedial work and decoration
Item 11 of 11Meldrum & Mantell D1994 Restoration proposals for library; remedial work and decoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p62
Item 2 of 2MacInnes, Ranald1992The Aberdeen guide  p55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Journal10 August 1836   
Item 2 of 3Aberdeen Journal30 November 1836   
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen Press and Journal15 May 1872  p5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Harry MantellInformation sent via'Contact Us' on DSA website Sent October 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19977Advocates Hall, Concert Court
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Notebooks (specifications), also spearate sheet of specifications dated June 1870 signed 'James Matthews architect' - also notebooks for bookcases and plaster work. Drawings of details of safe. Drawing of ceiling ornament.
Item 4 of 4Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)  

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