Basic Site Details

Name: Aboyne Public School
Town, district or village: Aboyne
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On the Green at Aboyne we noticed that the same architect had just commenced new schools, under the local School Board, and on examining the plans, we found the same style is intended to be carried out - stones of varied colours, high roofs; and here we may mention that Mr Truefitt never seems to have a show front to this buildings. He carries the same work all the way round, and distributes his gables etc. so that his outlines look good from any point of view. [Aberdeen Journal/Builder 19 September 1874 p791-792]

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41874 Build/constructionoriginal building
Item 2 of 422 March 1901 Contracts advertisedAdditions
Item 3 of 419071910 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 41914 Alterations and additions 


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 6George Truefitt  1874 original building
Item 2 of 6George Gordon Jenkins A1901 Additions
Item 3 of 6George Marr A1901 Additions
Item 4 of 6Jenkins & Marr A1901 Additions
Item 5 of 6George Bennett Mitchell  19071910Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 6George Bennett Mitchell  1914 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aboyne & Glen Tanar School BoardOriginal School and 1901 additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp309

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder19 September 1874  pp791-792 Reprinted from Aberdeen Journal
Item 2 of 2Builder22 March 1901  p425

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell and Son Collection GBM/1910/4/1-20
Item 2 of 2Aberdeen City ArchivesGeorge Bennett Mitchell Contract Book 4: 1913-1918 p83