Basic Site Details

Name: Orphanage
Town, district or village: Aberlour
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Only clock tower survives


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1110 February 1876 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 1127 August 1880 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 3 of 115 May 1885 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 4 of 1127 July 1888 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations
Item 5 of 11September 1889 Opened 
Item 6 of 111901 Contracts advertisedFor additions
Item 7 of 1122 January 1901 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 8 of 1128 June 1905 Journal referenceHospital
Item 9 of 1120 November 1906 Journal referenceNew classrrooms
Item 10 of 1111 April 1911 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 11 of 1125 October 1957 Proposed'alterations and repairs to swimming pool at Aberlour Orphanage comprising two-storey building of approx. 2,500 sq. ft. Details from M. H. Kilpatrick, constg. engr., 3 Queen-st., Buckie' per Builder p744


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 22Alexander RossArchitectA1876  
Item 2 of 22Alexander RossArchitectB1880 Additions
Item 3 of 22Alexander RossArchitectC1885 Additions
Item 4 of 22Alexander RossArchitectD1888 Additions and alterations and school and schoolhouse. Clock tower
Item 5 of 22Robert John MacbethArchitectD1888 Additions and alterations and school and schoolhouse. Clock tower
Item 6 of 22Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceD1888 Additions and alterations and school and schoolhouse. Clock tower
Item 7 of 22Alexander RossArchitectE1901 Additions
Item 8 of 22Robert John MacbethArchitectE1901 Additions
Item 9 of 22Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceE1901 Additions
Item 10 of 22William Wardlaw SclandersArchitectE1901 Additions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 11 of 22Alexander RossArchitectF1905 Hospital
Item 12 of 22Robert John MacbethArchitectF1905 Hospital
Item 13 of 22Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceF1905 Hospital
Item 14 of 22William Wardlaw SclandersArchitectF1905 Hospital - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 15 of 22Alexander RossArchitectG1906 New classrooms
Item 16 of 22Robert John MacbethArchitectG1906 New classrooms
Item 17 of 22Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceG1906 New classrooms
Item 18 of 22William Wardlaw SclandersArchitectG1906 New classrooms - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth
Item 19 of 22Alexander RossArchitectH1911 Additions
Item 20 of 22Alexander Ross & SonArchitectural practiceH1911 Additions
Item 21 of 22John Alistair RossArchitectH1911 Additions
Item 22 of 22William Wardlaw SclandersArchitectH1911 Additions - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp454, 505

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Builder25 October 1957  p744
Item 2 of 12Building News3 May 1901  pxiii
Item 3 of 12Elgin Courant27 September 1889  Report of opening
Item 4 of 12Inverness Advertiser27 August 1880   
Item 5 of 12Inverness Courier10 February 1876   
Item 6 of 12Inverness Courier5 May 1885   
Item 7 of 12Inverness Courier27 July 1888   
Item 8 of 12Inverness Courier22 January 1901   
Item 9 of 12Inverness Courier20 November 1906   
Item 10 of 12Inverness Courier11 April 1911   
Item 11 of 12Northern Chronicle28 June 1905   
Item 12 of 12Scottish Local History Forum2003Winter  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20865Clock tower
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Alistair Ross: F no2946 (box 14); William Wardlaw Sclanders: L v20 no1572 (particular phases of work not specified)