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Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, High Street, Town House. General view from South.

SC 335691

Description Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, High Street, Town House. General view from South.

Catalogue Number SC 335691

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 10820

Scope and Content View from south showing Town House, High Street, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen Originally a small settlement at the mouth of the Denburn, northew Aberdeen was created a royal burgh by David I c.1124-53. It incorporated Old Aberdeen (originally Kirkton of Aberdon), which had grown up around St Machar's Cathedral. This is Old Aberdeen Town House on High Street. Built of granite in 1788 by George Jaffray, it is three-storeyed and three-bayed, with a central square clock tower and octagonal belfry. It originally contained a Grammar and English school, and a Hall. Old Aberdeen was incorporated into Aberdeen in the 1890s and is now the main site of the University. The High Street contains houses for professors and various University departments, as well as some private houses originally built for the landed gentry. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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