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Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
  • Canmore ID
    20084
  • Site type
    CATHEDRAL
  • Parish
    ABERDEEN
  • Council
    ABERDEENSHIRE
  • NGR
    NJ 94473 06471
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.149088N, 2.092981W
  • Archeological notes
    NJ90NW 178 94473 06471 Built 1816, architect Archibald Simpson; chancel added by G E Street in 1880, porch by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1911. Interior by Sir Ninian Comper, 1936-43 W A Brogden 1988. Cathedral, in ecclesiastical useage. Built 1816-17 by architect Archibald Simpson, the chancel being added by G E Street in 1880 and the porch by R S Lorimer in 1991; the chancel extension was begun in 1928. Complete redecoration and refurbishment of the interior, ciborium and chapel was carried out by J N Comper in 1936-43. Built in Neo-Perpendicular style of Craigleith sandstone, ashlar with no tower. The nave is vaulted with asiles, the chancel has a clerestory and there is little embellishment apart from outside crockets with gothic details at the front corners. Marble statue of Bishop John Skinner by John Flaxman. (Additional bibliography and newspaper references cited). NMRS, MS/712/83.
  • Architectural notes
    NMRS REFERENCE: Architect: Archibald Simpson - West front and nave 1816 Chancel 1880 Sir Ninian Comper - Internal reconstruction G. E Street - Chancel (altered by Comper) NMRS Special Collections: LOR/PRINT ROOM/6. Designs for Proposed Church Furniture for St. Andrew's Church. Insc: 'St. Andrew's, Aberdeen. Suggested Church furniture in oak'. Designs for Credence table, prayer desk, communion kneelers and lectern: perspectives and sections. Presentation drawing. 15" x 12 1/2". Pencil and watercolour on tracing, mounted on card. Signed: Robert Lorimer. Date: December 1920. EEC Jan 1820 Fine statue of Bishop Skene by Prof of Sculpture at RA London, finished & about to be sent off

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 20084 ()
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. Postcard view of chancel.
  • 20084 (1884)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrews Episcopal Cathedral, reredos panel.
  • 20084 (1884)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrews Episcopal Cathedral, reredos panel.
  • 20084 (1920)
    Photographic view of two pairs of carved angels from rood screen.
  • 20084 (1920)
    Details showing credence table, prayer desk, communion kneeler, lectern and communion kneeler.
  • 20084 (1975)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. Postcard view down central aisle towards altar.
  • 20084 (1975)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Catherdral, interior. Postcard view of South aisle & Suther Chapel.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 20084 (1999)
    Photocopies of Aberdeenshire Archaeological Service site record sheets for map sheet NJ90NW, received 5 March 1999.
  • 20084 (7/9/1910)
    Aberdeen, St. Andrew's Church. Two page memo re. proposed alterations and finishings to be made following a visit to the Church by Sir Robert Lorimer, on 20th June 1911. One page copy of a letter to Lorimer from Mr. W. Perry asking for alterations in the design of the chancel screen; requiring expenditure to be kept to a minimum; desiring seating arrangements to be changed etc. Letter dated 7th September 1910. (Rough pencil notes verso).

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1033392 (9/1910)
    Plan showing gallery.
  • 1033341 (1/1913)
    Floor plan showing alterations to chancel, new chapel and chapter house. Scheme no.3 lengthening of chancel and creation of new chapel in S.E. corner.
  • 1033333 (1/1913)
    Elevations of chancel and new chapel.
  • 1033319 (1/1913)
    Floor plan showing alterations and seating plan for chancel, new chapel and chapter house.
  • 1096065 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Guild Street station, taken from the NE.
  • 1096064 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Guild Street station, taken from the NE.
  • 1096063 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the ESE.
  • 1096058 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the SE.
  • 1096056 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the SSW.
  • 1096053 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the W.
  • 1096052 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the NW.
  • 1096051 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the N.
  • 1096050 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the NE.
  • 1096049 (11/9/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the city centre centred on Marischal College, taken from the WSW.
  • 1046473 (6/7/2006)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the friary, colleges, hospital, churches, tolbooth and cathedral, taken from the E.
  • 1046472 (6/7/2006)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the friary, colleges, hospital, churches, tolbooth and cathedral, taken from the ENE.
  • 1046470 (6/7/2006)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the friary, colleges, hospital, churches, tolbooth and cathedral, taken from the SSW.
  • 1046469 (6/7/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the friary, colleges, hospital, churches, tolbooth and cathedral, taken from the SW.
  • 1046468 (6/7/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the friary, colleges, hospital, churches, tolbooth and cathedral, taken from the W.
  • 1046465 (6/7/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the high-rise flats, police station, cathedral and church, taken from the SSE.
  • 20084 (22/8/1938)
    Blueprint Long Section through \extended chancel by Sir N Comper Architect
  • 20084 (22/8/1938)
    Blueprint Long Section through Extended Chancel by Sir N Comper Architect
  • 20084 (22/8/1938)
    Blueprint Long Section through New Aisle by Sir N Comper Architect
  • 20084 (22/8/1938)
    Blueprint Long Section through extended chancel and New aisle Sir N Comper Architect
  • 20084 (22/8/1938)
    Blueprint Cross Section through extension looking East Sir N Comper Architect

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 20084 (2/1911)
    Plan of seating. List of survey details. Plan of new chapel. Details of reredos, lectern and war memorial.
  • 20084 (1/1913)
    Site and floor plans showing alterations to chancel, new chapel and chapter house. Elevations, sections and perspective view.
  • 20084 (1911)
    Details of masonry, inscription panels and full size details of litany desk from St. Marks, Glasgow.
  • 20084 (9/1910)
    Details of chancel screen, pulpit including inscription board, kneeler, panelling and bishops chair.
  • 20084 (9/1911)
    Floor plans showing seating arrangement and heating. Elevations and details of chancel screen and rood.
  • 20084 (9/1910)
    Full size details of porch doors and ceiling. Plans showing gallery, porch and new chapels. Elevations and sections of porch and chapel.
  • 20084 (2/1911)
    Plans, elevations and sections of porch, including details of porch doors and windows.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 20084 (2/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of proposed Bishop's throne. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Sketch for Proposed Bishop's Chair', 'Robt Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen Street, Edinr, Febr 1911'.
  • 20084 (1/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of revised design for entrance porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Revised Design for Entrance Porch', 'Plan', 'Front Elevation', and 'Side Elevation', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh, Jan. 1911'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of design for chancel screen and rood. Insc: 'Design for Chancel Screen and Rood for St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A. Frida, 49 Queen Street, Edinburgh, March 1911'.
  • 20084 (1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing elevations and section of porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Aberdeen, Elevations', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of porch and chancel steps. Insc: 'St Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Details of Porch and Chancel Steps', 'R.S. Lorimer, A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinr, Mar. 1911'.
  • 946664 (1884)
    One of the reredos panels designed by Pirie and Clyne for St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen, and sculpted by Harry Hems, Exeter, 1884.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 20084 (1952)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. View of chancel with Baldechino.
  • 20084 (1952)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. View of chancel.
  • 20084 (1952)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. View of nave.
  • 20084 ()
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Cathedral, interior. View of coats of arms decorating the ceiling.
  • 20084 (3/1954)
    Aberdeen, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. View from SW.
  • 20084 (10/10/1991)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St Andrew's Episcopal Catherdral. View from West.
  • 20084 ()
    Aberdeen, St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. General interior view.
  • 20084 (2/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of proposed Bishop's throne. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Sketch for Proposed Bishop's Chair', 'Robt Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen Street, Edinr, Febr 1911'.
  • 20084 (2/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of proposed Bishop's chair. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Sketch for Proposed Bishop's Chair', 'Robt Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinr, Febr 1911'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of design for chancel screen and rood. Insc: 'Design for Chancel Screen and Rood for St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A. Frida, 49 Queen Street, Edinburgh, March 1911'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of design for chancel screen and rood. Insc: 'Design for Chancel Screen and Rood for St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A. Frida, 49 Queen St., Edinburgh, March 1911'.
  • 20084 (1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing elevations and section of porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Aberdeen, Elevations', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh'.
  • 20084 (1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing of elevations and section of porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Aberdeen, Elevations', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh'.
  • 20084 (1/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of revised design for entrance porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Revised Design for Entrance Porch', 'Plan', 'Front Elevation', and 'Side Elevation', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh, Jan. 1911'.
  • 20084 (1/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of revised design for entrance porch. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Revised Design for Entrance Porch', 'Plan', Front Elevation', 'Side Elevation', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinburgh, Jan. 1911'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of porch and chancel steps. Insc: 'St Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Details of Porch and Chancel Steps', 'R.S. Lorimer, A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St., Edinr, Mar. 1911'.
  • 20084 (3/1911)
    Aberdeen, King Street, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral. Photographic copy of drawing showing details of porch and chancel steps. Insc: 'St. Andrew's Church Aberdeen, Details of Porch and Chancel Steps', 'R.S. Lorimer A.R.S.A., 49 Queen St. Edinr, Mar. 1911'.

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