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Aberdeen, Union Street, North And East Church Of St Nicholas

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    ST MARY'S CHAPEL; LOWER CHURCH; CRYPT; CHURCH YARD AND KIRK HOUSE; BACK WYND; SCHOOLHILL; CORRECTION WYND; KIRK OF ST NICHOLAS
  • Canmore ID
    174790
  • Site type
    BURIAL(S) (MEDIEVAL), CEMETERY (MEDIEVAL), CHURCH (MEDIEVAL)
  • Parish
    ABERDEEN
  • Council
    ABERDEENSHIRE
  • NGR
    NJ 94092 06302
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.147565N, 2.099274W
  • Archeological notes
    NJ90NW 1441 NJ 941 062 NJ 941 062 The church of St Nicholas (NJ90NW 1441) is first noted in a papal bull of Pope Adrian IV in 1157, but that church may have had an earlier foundation date. A new choir was built in the late 15th century and was rebuilt in 1837 as the East Kirk, but burned down in 1874 and re-opened in 1876. Prior to a possibleredevelopment, five trenches were excavated in February and March 2005 to determine the quality and quantity of archaeological deposits; the trenches reached a maximum depth of 3.5m. 12th to 15th century. An exterior cobbled surface (associated with 12th- to 14th-century pottery) was uncovered inside the footprint of the 15th-century church, indicating that the 12th-century church was substantially smaller than its replacement. A burial under this cobbled surface was left unexcavated. 15th century. The walls of the 15th-century church, constructed of sandstone ashlar blocks covered with plaster, were uncovered. They had been slighted and used as a footing for the 19th-century building. In one trench a 19th-century pillar base was excavated to its base; this is probably also the base for a pillar associated with the 15th-century church, re-used in the 19th century. Vaulted rooms were located on the N side of the church; unknown prior to the excavation, they were probably accessed from St Mary¿s Chapel (on the level below the area of the current floor of the East Kirk). These vaulted rooms have not yet been investigated. 15th to 17th century. Several burials of this date were excavated, including an area in one trench which contained the burials of several babies and young children. This area, on the S side of the choir adjacent to the church wall, was probably set aside for the burial of the young ¿ as at Aberdeen Carmelite Friary. 17th and 18th centuries. Several well-preserved burials were excavated, including one of an older adult male within a wooden coffin, face down and with his left hand behind his back. This individual was probably wrapped tightly in a shroud as the hands had eventually fallen together between the femora. Subsequently, a baby had been buried near his feet and then re-used gravestones (dated 1664 and 1666) were used to seal this grave. Another trench contained two burials, one on top of the other in the same grave cut. The later burial had crushed the top of the skull of the underlying burial, uggesting that the upper burial may have been made as much as a few decades after the first. The earlier burial was of a large and tall middle-aged male whose hair and skin were preserved, as well as portions of silk ribbon. The ribbon was bunched under the right shoulder, under the chin and over the top of the scalp, and a bunch gathered into an organised length of ribbon was positioned over the pelvis. Above this burial an elderly female had been buried, whose bones were poorly preserved, although the wood of the coffin top had preserved the hair. Coffins, hair, wool and silk were very well preserved in all the burials of this period. The coffins were constructed of planks with tongue-and-groove joints and well-preserved iron grips (handles). The coffin of the large male burial had two sets of C- and D-shaped grips as well as iron corner plates. Early 19th century. Up to 1m of loose loam, with a large amount of disarticulated human bone, coffin wood and nails, was laid over the W half of the choir. It would appear that this had been brought in, possibly from the graveyard, to raise the level of this area (PSAS 1974, 242 for a similar layer in Collison¿s Aisle; see also DES 1990, 17). Two Scottish copper Bodles (twopence pieces) were found in this layer: one is of William & Mary (1691¿4), and the other is of William II of Scotland (1695¿6). Mid- to late 19th century. Pillar bases and partition walls were excavated, which probably date to the 1830s when the choir was rebuilt. 20th century. Evidence of later activity included a layer of pitch poured under the floorboards in the 1930s, and alterations to form the Walker Room in 1986. Full excavation of East Kirk will take place in 2006. Archive to be deposited in NMRS. Sponsor: Church of St Nicholas Uniting. NJ 9409 0630 Following an evaluation last year (see DES 2005) a complete excavation of the East Kirk in 2006 is nearly complete. The earliest structure was the rounded apsidal E end of a church, probably constructed in the early 12th century. The burials of 20 children were found around the exterior of this church, most buried in cists, stone coffins or with pillow stones. The apse went out of use around the middle of the 12th century when the church was rebuilt following a rectangular plan. The E wall of this church became unstable, possibly due to its construction on the line of an earlier ditch. A replacement E end was constructed just 1m from the first in the late 12th century. This wall is dated by the presence of pilaster buttresses, but also had other substantial buttresses. Burials within (and possibly pre-dating) this chapel included several in hollowed-out logs, three with traces of twigs laid beside the body, several with well-preserved coarse textiles and one with two scallop shells beside the head. Another scallop shell was found over the left thigh of one burial, having probably been attached to a pilgrim¿s scrip or satchel, and another larger example was found in a 12th-century burial soil. Numerous burials outside the 12th-century church were also excavated; these were generally very well preserved because they were enclosed under the floors of the church in the 15th century. They included a mother with an unborn child. The current 19th-century structure was built on the footings of the 15th-century church, allowing the full plan of that church to be seen. On the S wall, the presence of a corridor leading down into St Mary¿s Chapel was recorded as well as a window in the wall to allow light into the corridor. This chapel was an early 15th-century crypt built at a lower level and still surviving today; its carved granite doorways were also uncovered during this excavation. Just above the corridor the burial of a woman had been inserted. She had suffered from severe osteomalacia, adult vitamin D deficiency, and the burial contained a cast metal badge depicting Our Lady of Pity. On the N wall excavation uncovered a set of stairs that had allowed access to the lower crypt until they were blocked up, possibly at the Reformation. Two large sleeper walls were uncovered which showed evidence of weight-bearing pillars and floor surfaces. These showed that the 15th-century church was divided into a central area with two slightly narrower aisles to the N and S. These sleeper walls had been cut through by gravediggers to sink a number of `family¿ burials, groups of up to six burials that presumably represented people from one family. Further analysis including DNA extraction may help to confirm this interpretation. One `family¿ area with five adults and a child contained a coin of the 1590s in one of the earlier burials and a coin of the 1690s attached to the lid of the latest burial. The burial of a 16-19 year old boy who died from syphilis had also been dug through the sleeper walls. At time of writing 915 burials have been excavated dating from the 18th century AD back to at least the 12th century. Radiocarbon dating should confirm the date of some of the earlier burials. The coffin wood, clothing and body tissues were very well preserved in the latest burials. One had a pile of seeds over the vertebrae, suggesting a floral arrangement. Many of the burials were of older adults, reflecting the fact that this area of the church was the most expensive in which to be buried. Further work will take place over 2007 and until the development is finished. Report deposited with City of Aberdeen and RCAHMS (at end of project). Sponsor: Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting Alison Cameron, 2006.
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS NOTES: Architect: James Gibb, 1752-55, Old Church deomolished 1751. Architect: Wm Smith - Central spire (over adjacent West Church, q.v.) Architect: John Smith - Hamilton Monument, in churchyard. Original church demolished 1835, new church opened 1837, burnt 1874 and restored. Architect: Archibald Simpson, 1837.

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1314985 (25/9/1948)
    Kirk of St Nicholas, Union Street, Aberdeen. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing east. This image has been produced from a print.
  • 1256452 (8/8/1928)
    Aberdeen, general view, showing Kirk of St Nicholas, George Street and Robert Gordon's College. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1096057 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on the Church of St Nicholas and Market Street, taken from the SE.
  • 1096055 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Church of St Nicholas with the St Nicholas Centre adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1096054 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the Church of St Nicholas with the St Nicholas Centre adjacent, taken from the W.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 174790 ()
    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Jeptha's daughter. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting finding of Moses. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting finding of Moses. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Jeptha's Daughter. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Jeptha's Daughter. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Susannah and the Elders. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Ester Kneeling at the feet of King Asliasuous. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Jacob wrestling with the Angel. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of needlework panel hung near West door of West church depicting Jacob wrestling with the Angel. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church General view of West Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Chapel View of wood carving. Mount insc: 'The Adoration of the Magi, St Mary's Chapel', 'Balthazar', 'Melchoir', 'Jaspar' (sic). NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of vaulting ribs showing original shield, St Mary's Chapel. Mount insc: 'Vaulting ribs St Mary's Chapel, St Nicholas Church, Aberdeen', 'Showing original shield'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of pews in St Mary's chapel (photocopy). NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of St Mary's Chapel after restoration. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of oak cabinet. Mount insc: 'Oak cabinet', 'G and R Lavis, Photographers, Eastbourne'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of oak monk's bench. Mount insc: 'Oak monk's bench', 'G and R Lavis, Photographers, Eastbourne'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of oak sideboard. Mount insc: 'Oak sideboard', 'G and R Lavis, Photographers, Eastbourne'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of oak chair. Mount insc: 'Oak chair', 'G and R Lavis, Photographers, Eastbourne'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of East Church showing harvest festival display. Inscribed on verso: 'From Mr David Robertson'. NMRS Survey of Private Colletions, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of altar cloth. Inscribed on verso: 'Copyright, 50 Guild St, Abdn', 'Phone 23900, photowork'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
  • 174790 (1950)
    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of West Church showing harvest festival display. Inscribed on verso: 'West Church of St Nicholas - Harvest 1950', '15 Oct 1950', 'Copyright photograph by Bon Accord Aberdeen and Northern Pictorial'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of gallery, West Church. Inscribed on verso: 'Grainger, photographer, 196 Holburn Street, Aberdeen'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
  • 174790 (1950)
    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of West Church showing harvest festival display. Inscribed on verso: 'West Church of St Nicholas - Harvest 1950', '15 Oct 1950', 'Copyright photograph by Bon - Accord Aberdeen and Northern Pictorial'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of East Church during alterations. Inscribed on verso: 'Aberdeen Journals Limited', 'Copyright photograph'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of arches, West Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church General view of West Church. Inscribed on verso: 'Grainger, photographer, 196 Holburn Street, Aberdeen'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of the Cowan Chapel, West Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church. Inscribed on verso: 'Aberdeen Journals Limited', 'Copyright photograph'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking East in the East Church (postcard). NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church (postcard). Insc: 'The Chancel and memorial to the very Rev. Dr Cooper', 'West Church of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen', 'A5513'. Inscribed on verso: 'May the Christmas Spirit give you Joy and light your New Year days with happiness from the Rev. and Mrs J. G. Grant Fleming, 14 Westfield Terrace, Aberdeen'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church. Insc: 'The Chancel of the East Church of St. Nicholas', 'With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year', 'From the Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Grant Fleming', '14 Westfield Terrace, Aberdeen'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View of stained glass window in east church. Inscribed on verso: 'J. W. Stridgen, photographer, 315a King Street, Aberdeen'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church showing re-ordered apse (postcard). Insc on verso: 'Kirk of St Nicholas- Aberdeen', 'View, looking east in the East Kirk, re-ordered apse (1937)', 'A Marshall Mackenzie and Son, Architects', 'Photograph Margaret Dundas', 'Printed by Graham and Sons Ltd, 0662 249222'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church showing re-ordered apse (postcard). Inscribed on verso: 'Kirk of St Nicholas- Aberdeen', 'View, looking east in the East Kirk, re-ordered apse (1937)', 'A. Marshall Mackenzie and Son, Architects', 'Photograph: Margaret Dundas', 'Printed by Graham and Sons Ltd' 0662 249222'. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking west in the East Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking west in the East Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
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    Aberdeen, St Nicholas' Church View looking east in the East Church. NMRS Survey of Private Collections, St Nicholas' Church.
  • 174790 (1607)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas Photographic copy of drawing of two carved wooden benches, measured and drawn by Joseph Addison , redrawn by Andrew A MacCulloch 19th-20th century. Insc: 'Two Benches St Nicholas Church Aberdeen, Dated 1607.1677'.
  • 174790 (1/3/1991)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas General view of St Nicholas Church screen wall, including Queen's Cinema in background from North East.
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    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas General view of St Nicholas Church screen wall from South West.
  • 174790 (1878)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of ST Nicholas, interior Historic post card of general view of chancel. Insc: 'The Chancel & Memorial To The Very Rev. Dr Cooper, East Church of ST Nicholas, Aberdeen. A.5514'.
  • 174790 (1878)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of ST Nicholas, interior Historic post card of the old choir desk in St Mary's Chapel. Insc: 'The Old Choir Desk, Crved By John Fendour in 1507, St Mary's Chapel, East Church of ST Nicholas, Aberdeen'.
  • 174790 (1/3/1991)
    Aberdeen, East and West Church of St Nicholas General view of Hamilton Monument from East.
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    Aberdeen, East and West Church of St Nicholas General view of church and churchyard from South.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of tomb recess in Noth wall of North transept.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of East carved stop.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of carved capital set on sill of North transept window.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of North transept from South East.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of East jab capital in North transept window.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of West jab capital in North transept window.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of South armorial panel in West wall of North transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of tablet and helm in West wall of South transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of armorial panel in West wall of North transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of central armorial panel in West wall of North transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas General view of North transept stained glass window.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior General view of South transept from crossing.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of South West pier of crossing and capitals from North East.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of South West pier of crossing and bases from North East.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of South West pier of crossing and bases from South East.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of South West pier of crossing and capital from South East.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of clerestory in East wall of North transcept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of clerestory window and South capital in East wall of North transcept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of clerestory window and North capital in East wall of North transcept.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of carved capital of North respond of former opening between crossing and choir aisle.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of carved capital of South respond of former opening between crossing and choir aisle.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of arched recess and South capital in East wall of North transcept.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of arched recess and North capital in East wall of North transcept.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior General view of apse including stone altar, and stained glass window.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of East arch-heart of crossing, including naked figure in West spandril.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas Detail of traces of arch voussoirs on external wall of adjoining West window jamb in North wall of North transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of traces of arch voussoirs and wasted shaft base of adjoining West window jamb in North wall of North transept.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of North transept, crossing and stained glass window.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of North transept and stained glass window from South West.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior View of doorway from North transept into former naive aisle.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of doorway from North transept into former nave aisle, including view of North impost.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, interior Detail of doorway from North transept into former nave aisle, including oblique view of North impost.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved corbel in North West corner of crossing.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved head corbel in South West corner of crossing.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved corbel set in doorway of wall of South compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved corbel in North East corner of South compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved corbel in North West corner of South compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved corbel in South West corner of South compartment.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved central boss over South compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of central boss over North compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior View of North compartment from South East, including woosen chest and stone font.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of South East pier of crossing.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carve head corbel in South East corner of North compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carve head corbel in South West corner of North compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved head South corbel of transverse rib of apse.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of corbel in South East angle of apse.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of corbel in North East angle of apse.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of North Corbel of transverse rib of apse.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved figure corbel in North West corner of apse.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved head corbel in South West corner of apse.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved slamander corbel in North East corner of Crossing.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved crossed armed corbel in South East corner of Crossing.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved head corbel in South East corner of Crossing.
  • 174790 (6/1974)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of carved fragment from excavation.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of corbal in North East corner of North compartment.
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    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of upper corbal in North West corner of North compartment.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, North and East Church of St Nicholas, Crypt, interior Detail of lower corbal in North West corner of North compartment.
  • 174790 (3/1954)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas churchyard Detail of tombstone in West Churchyard.
  • 174790 (3/1954)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas churchyard Detail of tombstone in West Churchyard. Insc: 'Isaiah Chap. XL. Ver. 6 .....'
  • 174790 (3/1954)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas graveyard View of grave yard and East Church entrance.
  • 174790 (3/1954)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas View of grave yard and side entrance.
  • 174790 (1/3/1991)
    Aberdeen, East and West Church of St Nicholas General view from South West.
  • 174790 (1950)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas Grave Yard General view of funerary monument.
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    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas Grave Yard General view of funerary monument.
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    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas Grave Yard General view of armorial tombstone and cast iron enclosure.
  • 174790 (1920)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas, interior Photographic copy of sepia postcard of John Fendour's c1507 carved choir desk in St Mary's Chapel. Insc: 'The Old Choir Desk, Carved By John Fendour In 1507, St Mary's Chapel, East Church Of St Nicholas, Aberdeen.'
  • 174790 (1920)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas, interior Sepia postcard of John Fendour's c1507 carved choir desk in St Mary's Chapel. Insc: 'The Old Choir Desk, Carved By John Fendour In 1507, St Mary's Chapel, East Church Of St Nicholas, Aberdeen.'
  • 174790 (1920)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East Church of St Nicholas, interior Sepia postcard of St Mary's Chapel, including domed altar space, stained glass window and organ. Insc: 'St. Mary's Chapel, East Church Of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen'.
  • 174790 (1960)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East & West Church Black and White cut out photograph of c1508 wooden canopy.
  • 174790 (1960)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East & West Church, interior Black and white cut our prints of c1508 carved wooden canopy.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, St Nicholas' Church, Crypt, interior Detail of carved central boss over apse. Insc: 'MA'.
  • 174790 (1972)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, St Nicholas' Church, Crypt, interior Detail of central boss over crossing.
  • 174790 (1/3/1991)
    Aberdeen, East and West Church of St Nicholas View from North West.
  • 174790 (27/12/1891)
    A sermon on the occasion of the death of Mr. William Smith, Architect; the East Church of S. Nicholas, Aberdeen; Sunday, 27th December, 1891

PRINT ROOM

  • 174790 (1878)
    Historic photograph. General view.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 174790 (1900)
    Aberdeen, East and West Church of St Nicholas Pre-Reformation floor plan measured by George Hay, undated. Insc: 'Nave' 'Croce Kirk' 'Choir' 'Altar Site'.
  • 174790 (1890)
    Aberdeen, Union Street, East and West Church of St Nicholas Drawing of two carved wooden benches, measured and drawn by Joseph Addison , redrawn by Andrew A MacCulloch 19th-20th century. Insc: 'Two Benches St Nicholas Church Aberdeen, Dated 1607.1677'.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Aberdeenshire, Sheet LXXV1865-7

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Aberdeen, Sheet 075.111867
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Kincardine, Sheet 004A.021865