St Nicholas Kirk: Aberdeen Church

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St Nicholas Kirk Aberdeen

Northeast Scotland Church Building – Historic Scottish Structure

Mither Kirk Project

Original Designs: James Gibbs Architect ; Archibald Simpson Architect

Date of renewal: 2008-

St Nicholas Kirk

12th C. East Kirk at the Kirk of St Nicholas to be redeveloped as community facility with café, shop, meeting spaces & public kitchen, over three floors: £5.1m project.

The East Kirk reputedly contains the oldest wall and floor in Aberdeen.
Status: A-listed building
The St Mary’s Chapel, a 15th Century structure is to be restored.

St Nicholas Kirk
Date built: from the 12th Century.

St Nicholas Kirk Aberdeen church building
photo from 2006 © Adrian Welch

West St Nicholas
Date built: from 1741
Design: James Gibbs Architect

East St Nicholas
Dates built: 1835 – 37
Design: Archibald Simpson Architect

James Gibbs

The church contains the Drum Aisle (the ancient burial-place of the Irvines of Drum Castle) and the Collison Aisle, which divide the two congregations and which formed the transepts of the 12th-century church of St Nicholas (architectural detail survives from this period). The West Church was built between 1751 and 1755, to plans given to the burgh by James Gibbs, in the Italian style, on the site of the medieval nave, the East in 1834 in Gothic-revival style on the site of the choir.

This historic building includes two sanctuaries under one roof. the old nave collapsed in approximately 1742, following considerable decay. A rebuilt church – the ‘West Kirk’ – was built in 1755, by James Gibbs. This is still used for regular worship.

The other section – the ‘East Kirk’ – though it was still complete and had a wooden medieval roof (similar to that which survives at King’s College Chapel, Old Aberdeen), was rebuilt in 1837, by architect Archibald Simpson. This structure had to be again rebuilt following a fire in 1874.
soure: wikipedia

Location: Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen, northeast Scotland, United Kingdom

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