Basic Site Details

Name: Seabury Memorial Episcopal Cathedral
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
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Notes: Memorial to Bishop Seabury. See also entry for St Andrews Episcopal Church which was to become the Cathedral instead of this building which never came to fruition (Wall Street crash affected it).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1USA CathedralYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31928  Proposed - not executed
Item 2 of 38 August 1928  Provisional plans completed and taken to Aberdeen
Item 3 of 314 August 1930 Foundation stoneTo be laid: project abandoned because of the Wall Street crash before contratcs were signed


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 1(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect 1928 Proposed plans


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 2 of 4St Andrews Cathedral1938The Bishop Seabury Memorial St Andrews Cathedral (Published after 1938) 
Item 3 of 4Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 176 (exterior of east end)
Item 4 of 4Symondson, Anthony, SJ1998Unity by inclusion: Sir Ninian Comper and the planning of a Modern Churchno 3Twentieth Century Architecture: The Journal of the Twentieth Century Society, pp 17-42Plans illustrated p32 and interior p33. Information also p33

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architectural Review1939no85 (Jan-June) p82
Item 2 of 2BuilderEarly 1929CXXXVI pp1143