Basic Site Details

Name: St Nicholas Church churchyard, gates and tombs and screen wall
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Railings made by Henry Barry & Cook's foundry in Loch Street.

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 4Back WyndYes 
Item 2 of 4Correction WyndYes 
Item 3 of 4SchoolhillYes 
Item 4 of 4Union StreetYesWest end


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61829  Elaborate scheme for enclosing churchyard - revised by Smith in 1830
Item 2 of 61830  Union Street screen - see separate entry
Item 3 of 6c. 1833  Gates, lodge etc
Item 4 of 618351837 Repairs
Item 5 of 61875 Journal referenceRepairs after fire
Item 6 of 618781880 Tower and spire


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 3Decimus BurtonArchitect November 1829 Elaborate scheme for enclosing churchyard - revised by Smith
Item 2 of 3John SmithArchitectAc. 1830 Revision of Burton scheme for screen wall
Item 3 of 3John SmithArchitectCc. 1833 Gates, lodge etc

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Nicholas ChurchSt Nicholas comprising:
Centre tower and aisles (entered here with main entry)
St Mary's Crypt under East Church- see separate entry
East Church - see separate entry
West Church - this is by James Gibbs and no entry here at present
Churchyard with gates and screen wall - see separate entry

Monument to Ann Allardyce by John Bacon, 1791. memorial brass to Duncan Liddeld. Died 1613, by Garpard Bruydegoms, Antwerp.

Provost's pew designed by William Crystall, 1724


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) 
Item 2 of 4Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Presspp14, 96
Item 3 of 4MacInnes, Ranald1992The Aberdeen guide  p90
Item 4 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp126

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Journal26 June 1811   
Item 2 of 3Aberdeen Observer15 March 1833   
Item 3 of 3Aberdeen Weekly Journal21 June 1918   

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 Town Council Minutes  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19967Gates, lodge, walls etc
Item 3 of 3King's College Library, AberdeenPlans