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University of Aberdeen King's College, Quadrangle, Library and Elphinstone Hall, College Bounds, Old Aberdeen.

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1638 / 57°9'49"N

Longitude: -2.1012 / 2°6'4"W

OS Eastings: 393976

OS Northings: 808104

OS Grid: NJ939081

Mapcode National: GBR SC0.78

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.P6MJ

Plus Code: 9C9V5V7X+GG

Entry Name: University of Aberdeen King's College, Quadrangle, Library and Elphinstone Hall, College Bounds, Old Aberdeen.

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354539

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20092

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Tillydrone/Seaton/Old Aberdeen

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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West frontage; John Smith 1825-6.
2-storey ashlar Tudor gothic with archway to quadrangle.
South and East sides of quadrangle and Library; Robert
Matheson 1860-1862, 1870-3, additions W.W. Robertson 1881
again 1894 and 1914 A. Marshall Mackenzie; bookstack Alex.
Cruickshank 1943. Ivy Tower: 17th century. 4-storey circular
rubble built partly enclosed in Mathieson buildings. Cromwell
Tower: Begun 1657. Reconstructed John Smith 1825-6. 4-5
storey (reconstructed from 6, ceilings raised) rectangular,
battlemented top.
Henry Scougall panel.
Elphinstone Hall and classrooms;
A. Marshall Mackenzie and Son (A.G.R. Mackenzie) 1927-9,
alterations and additions G. Bennet Mitchell 1956. 1/2-storey
late Scots gothic ashlar with cloister feature.
Wing connecting Elphinstone Hall and Library; G. Bennet
Mitchell 1952, 2-storey ashlar, simple late mediaeval style.

Statement of Interest

For chapel see item 8 and for Elphinstone Memorial item 73.

Parts of Old Aberdeen 'A' group.

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