Basic Site Details

Name: Aberdeen Parish Council Offices
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: NEW OFFICES FOR PARISH COUNCIL, ABERDEEN. The foundation stone of these new offices was laid on the 25th ult. Mr A Marshall Mackenzie ARSA, Aberdeen, is the architect of the new building which will be Italian Renaissance style, four stories high and have a frontage to three streets, Union Street East Lindsay Street and Diamond Street. It will be of granite and will adjoin the new offices now being erected for the Aberdeen School Board. The structure will cost about 8,000. [Builder 4 September 1897 p189]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeenshire C C, County Treasurer's Office  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Diamond Place  
Item 2 of 220, Union TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41896  No 22 for School Board
Item 2 of 41897 Build/constructionNo 20 for Parish Council. Foundation stone laid 25 August 1897
Item 3 of 41898 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 41937  Alterations


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 4Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitect 18961898 
Item 2 of 4George Angus MitchellArchitectA1937 Alterations
Item 3 of 4George Bennett MitchellArchitectA1937 Alterations
Item 4 of 4George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceA1937 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen County CouncilClient for 1937 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RSA1898   572
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp171

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder20 March 1897  p279 with descriptive note
Item 2 of 2Builder4 September 1897  p189 - foundation stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell & Son Contract Book 11: 1935-1938 p124
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19979No 20
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19980No 22