Basic Site Details

Name: General Post Office
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Converted for commercial use by 2006

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Ministry of Labour Offices From 1910
Item 2 of 3Old Post Office  
Item 3 of 3Trinity Quay HouseYesName given in John Donald job list, 2010.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 147,49,51,53, Market StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31875   
Item 2 of 31909 Alteration/conversionAdaptation into Labour Exchange
Item 3 of 319791980Alteration/conversionConversion to offices.

People

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 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA1875 With Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 2 of 6Robert MathesonArchitectA1875 Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 3 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1909 Adaptation into Labour Exchange
Item 4 of 6Neil M RossArchitectA19791981Conversion to offices - John Donald and Neil Ross responsible.
Item 5 of 6John DonaldArchitectC19791980Conversion to offices - working with Moira, Moira & Wann.
Item 6 of 6Moira Moira & WannArchitectural practiceC19791980Conversion to offices - John Donald and Neil Ross responsible.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp16
Item 2 of 4Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 3 of 4McEwan, P J M1994Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture  p395
Item 4 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp147

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder18 December 1909  p682 conversion to Labour Exchange
Item 2 of 2Building News1877  Obituary of Matheson Check Date

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of John DonaldInformation sent via DSA website  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19989