Basic Site Details

Name: Greyfriars Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greyfriars John Knox ChurchYes 

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 3Broad StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Gladstone RoadYes 
Item 3 of 3Queen StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51901 Design exhibitedExhibited at RA
Item 2 of 519011903Reconstruction 
Item 3 of 526 March 1901  Approved by Town Council Special Committee
Item 4 of 51902 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 52 September 1903  Church 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 Marshall MackenzieArchitectA19011903Reconstruction
Item 2 of 3Herbert Mayer BarkerArchitectA19011901As assistant to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie
Item 3 of 3William Begg SimpsonArchitectA1901August 1902As assistant to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Town CouncilUnder special Act of Parliament for extension of Marischal College


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1901 Part 2 p4
Item 2 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1901, no 1531
Item 3 of 5RSA1902   660
Item 4 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp38, 113
Item 5 of - Aberdeen Presbytery website  Accessed 2007

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7British Architect19 April 1901  pviii
Item 2 of 7British Architect3 May 1901  pix
Item 3 of 7Builder4 May 1901  p455
Item 4 of 7Builder25 May 1901  p506 (RA review of exhibit 1531)
Item 5 of 7Builder13 December 1901  p799 and illustration of w tower
Item 6 of 7Builder18 January 1902LXXXII  
Item 7 of 7Building News19 April 1901  p552

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19941 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Herbert Mayer Barker: L v23 no1845; William Begg Simpson: L v13 no847