Basic Site Details

Name: West Free Church
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Free West Church  
Item 2 of 3Soul CaféYes(in 2008)
Item 3 of 3St Andrews Langstane  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418661869  
Item 2 of 414 February 1869 Opened 
Item 3 of 41898 Build/constructionOrgan case
Item 4 of 42007 CompletionConversion to bar and casino


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 5James Matthews  18661869 
Item 2 of 5John Bridgeford Pirie AAfter 1866(?) As leading draftsman to Matthews
Item 3 of 5George Coutts C1898 Two part Gothic organ case
Item 4 of 5Fitzgerald & Associates BBefore 20072007Conversion to bar and casino
Item 5 of 5Robert ('Bob') Fitzgerald BBefore 20072007Conversion to bar and casino


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gammie1909The churches of Aberdeen  p225 et seq
Item 2 of 3Morgan, Diane2008The Granite Mile: the story of Aberdeen's Union Street Black & White Publishing, Edinburgh (in collaboration with Evening Express, Aberdeen)pp 145-7
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp35, 160-161

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20622 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Notebook - gives specifications and measurements with costings