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Kings College Chapel, College Bounds

A Category A Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1642 / 57°9'50"N

Longitude: -2.1016 / 2°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 393956

OS Northings: 808149

OS Grid: NJ939081

Mapcode National: GBR SBY.SM

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.P6G6

Entry Name: Kings College Chapel, College Bounds

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354374

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19943

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Begun 1500 (inscription) dated 1504; leaded 1506; crown blown
down 1633, replaced with Renaissance termination 1634
designed Dr. Wm. Gordon (professor of medicine) executed
George Thomson, fleche releaded 1655, William Scot; lower
part of S. wall refaced in granite (buildings removed) 1775;
restored and screen moved 1873 Robert Mathieson;
further restoration work 1890-1. Sir R.R. Anderson; centre
window of apse reinstated Dr. Kelly 1931. Aisleless, ashlar
(freestone) built, 122'6" x 28', 6 bays and 3-sided apse with
stout buttresses large traceried windows N-side and apse,
small windows high up on S. Squat S.W. tower with crown top,
99' high. Interior: ribbed arched wooden ceiling; original
stalls and other woodwork probably John Fendour.

Statement of Interest

Part of Old Aberdeen 'A' Group.

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