Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

General view of Wallace Tower (Benholm's Tower), Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, from E.

SC 1593649

Description General view of Wallace Tower (Benholm's Tower), Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, from E.

Date 10/1963

Collection Scottish National Buildings Record

Catalogue Number SC 1593649

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AB 1077

Scope and Content  Written on the back of the mounted print: 'Aberdeenshire. Place: Aberdeen. Building: Wallace Tower (Benholm's Tower)’. Photographer: 'D.B.' Date: ‘Oct 1963' General view of Benholm's Tower at its original site in Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen Originally a small settlement at the mouth of the Denburn, Aberdeen was created a royal burgh by David I between 1124 and 1153. With 19th-century agricultural improvements, the city's population doubled as workers flocked there for alternative employment. This tower, known as The Wallace (from well-house) Tower, or Benholm's Tower, was built in 1610-16 for Sir Robert Keith of Benholm. This Z-plan tower-house was added to in c.1789 and altered in the 19th century. It was latterly used as a public house. In 1962-4, the building was removed from its original site in Netherkirkgate and re-erected at Tillydrone, on the northern outskirts of the city. This was carried out at the expense of Marks & Spencer, and their new store opened on the site in 1964. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference MW/BR/WAL/26


Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © Crown Copyright: HES (Scottish National Buildings Record)

Licence Type: Educational

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions