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King Street, Aberdeen, Church of Scotland

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North Kirk, Aberdeen
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33 King Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5AA

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"The parish of North Kirk is situated within the town, and contains a population of 5381; the minister's stipend is £300, paid by the corporation. The church is a handsome structure of dressed granite, in the Grecian style, with a lofty tower, and an elegant portico of the Ionic order; it was erected in 1831, by the corporation, and contains 1486 sittings. There are a place of worship for Independents, a Roman Catholic chapel, an episcopal chapel dedicated to St. John, and one dedicated to St. Andrew, the latter a handsome structure in the later English style, erected in 1817, at an expense of £8000." 

From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1851)

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Church History

This Aberdeen landmark was built in 1829-30, arguably the best product of architect John Smith. On the corner of King Street and West North Street, the building was erected initially as the 'North Kirk' with a 'Tower of the Winds' steeple. Of course, it is built in granite and is now the Arts Centre, with a 350-seater auditorium. It is a Category A listed building.

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Maps

It was located at NJ9441206514 (Lat/Lon 57.149476, -2.093989). You can see this on maps provided by:

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