Basic Site Details

Name: New Market and the layout of Market Street
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71841   
Item 2 of 718821883 Rebuilding after fire damage
Item 3 of 729 April 1882  Damaged by fire
Item 4 of 79 March 1899 Plans submittedAlterations
Item 5 of 71912  Permanent shops on market floor
Item 6 of 71919 Alterations and additionsPlans for alterations approved by Town Council
Item 7 of 71972 Destruction/demolitionMarket demolished


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 11Archibald SimpsonArchitectA1841  
Item 2 of 11John SmithArchitectA1841 Assisted Simpson in completion
Item 3 of 11John Smith IIArchitectB18821883Rebuilding after fire damage
Item 4 of 11W & J SmithArchitectural practiceB18821883Rebuilding after fire damage
Item 5 of 11William Smith IIArchitectB18821883Rebuilding after fire damage
Item 6 of 11W & J Smith and KellyArchitectural practiceC1899 Alterations
Item 7 of 11William KellyArchitectC1899 Alterations
Item 8 of 11Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceD1912 Permanent shops on market floor - Kelly responsible
Item 9 of 11William KellyArchitectD1912 Permanent shops on market floor
Item 10 of 11Kelly & NicolArchitectural practiceD1919 Alterations to Market Building
Item 11 of 11William KellyArchitectD1919 Alterations to Market Building


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Market Company Limited1919


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892)Archibald Simpson
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918xxi
Item 4 of 4Schmeichen, James and Carls, Kenneth1999The British Market Hall: a social and economic history Yale University Presspp74, 171 & 247

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Journal24 April 1883   
Item 2 of 6Aberdeen Journal5 May 1883   
Item 3 of 6Aberdeen Weekly Journal16 August 1918   
Item 4 of 6BuilderEarly 1912CII p674
Item 5 of 6Building News18 June 1919  p 407 Plans approved by TC
Item 6 of 6Country Life19 August 1965  Fig 7

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen City Archives (Copy in Public Library)Aberdeen Plans Committee Minutes Plans submitted 1899/03/09