Basic Site Details

Name: Forbes of Newe Obelisk, St Nicholas Churchyard
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: This originally stood in St Nicholas' Churchyard but was moved in 1838 to grounds of the Asylum (and altered)

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21830   
Item 2 of 21838  Removed to Asylum grounds


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 2John SmithArchitect 1830  
Item 2 of 2Archibald SimpsonArchitect 1838 Alterations to monument


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918 
Item 2 of 2Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20006