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  • Aberdeen Town House

Other Information

  • The original parts of the building are the Tollboth and Wardhouse which were built as an eventual response to a parliamentary act in 1597 for places in Scotland to build prisons. A courthouse and other local government functions were later added turning it into a complex of interlinked buildings with a unified Scottish Baronial Gothic design.
  • The main western tower was built to a Victorian deigned by Peddie and Kinnear as a display of wealth that Aberdeen was generating in the 19th century.
  • Around the same time the insides of the buildings were refurbished in a Flemmish style which was chosen to symbolise the close trading links Aberdeen had at the time with the low countries.
  • A further northern extension to the building in a similar granite design to the originals was completed in 1975.

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Architect
Thomas Watson
Peddie and Kinnear

Reference Data

Reference No.
3464
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
11-08-2009
 

Building Location

Address
2 Broad Street, Aberdeen. AB10 1AQ
Council
Aberdeen City Council
County
Aberdeenshire
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1597
Completion date
1874
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
64.05

Total Floors (O.G)
5

Market Data

Primary Use
Government
Secondary Use
Clock Tower


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