Basic Site Details

Name: Cults Free Church
Town, district or village: Cults
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new United Free Church is about to be erected at Cults N B from plans prepared by Mr McMillan, a local architect. [Building News 18 January 1901 Page 89]

The design submitted is of Gothic type with Scottish features and is cruciform in plan. There will be a tower at the west and an apse behind the pulpit, where provision is made for an organ; and there will be sittings for fully 600. There will also be a hall, sessions house, ladies’ workroom and tea kitchen and the total cost will be about £4,000. ...... The architects have been instructed to proceed with working drawings [Builder 25 May 1901 Page 579]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Outreach Centre  
Item 2 of 2United Free Church, Cults Village  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 22 August 1843 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 21901 Build/construction 


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 4William Henderson  1843 Original building
Item 2 of 4D & J R McMillan A1901 New church
Item 3 of 4Duncan McMillan A1901 New church
Item 4 of 4John Ross McMillan A1901 New church


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 Pressp280

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Journal2 August 1843   
Item 2 of 6Builder25 May 1901  p519
Item 3 of 6Builder1 June 1901  p541 Additional detailed descriptive notes
Item 4 of 6Builder3 August 1901  p115
Item 5 of 6BuilderBefore 1928  McMillan work
Item 6 of 6Building News18 January 1901  p89

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Ross McMillan: F v18 no 1214