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Aberdeen, 26, 28, 30, 32 Guild Street, Drill Hall, George Mellis And Sons Ltd

Custom House (Period Unassigned), Drill Hall (First World War)

Site Name Aberdeen, 26, 28, 30, 32 Guild Street, Drill Hall, George Mellis And Sons Ltd

Classification Custom House (Period Unassigned), Drill Hall (First World War)

Alternative Name(s) Custom House; Stirling Street

Canmore ID 174737

Site Number NJ90NW 1430

NGR NJ 9422 0603

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (18 June 2013)

This drill hall was in use in 1908 as the HQ of the 4th Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders. It is now a grand 5-storey Customs House, with classical detail, now in official and commercial use.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 18 June 2013.

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 1430 9422 0603


Aberdeen, 28 Guild Street, Messrs. Mellis & Sons.

ARCHITECT: Alexander Ellis

George Mellis and Sons occupied No.28 Guild Street according to the Aberdeen Post Office Directory of 1957-8.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

During May 1999, RCAHMS conducted a photographic survey of Guild Street and environs. This also included views of the Custom house at 26-32 Guild Street. The purpose of this survey was to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), April 1999.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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