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Aberdeen, Trinity Street, 'royal Palace'

Friary (Medieval), Hospital (Period Unassigned), Palace (Medieval)

Site Name Aberdeen, Trinity Street, 'royal Palace'

Classification Friary (Medieval), Hospital (Period Unassigned), Palace (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) 4-6 Trinity Street; Old Trinity Hall; Trinitarian Friary; Old Trinity Friars' Building,; Baird Lounge And Lorne Bar

Canmore ID 20152

Site Number NJ90NW 31

NGR NJ 9416 0604

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 31 9416 0604.

(NJ 9416 0604). William the Lion (1165-1214) had a palace in Aberdeen, which he is said to have bestowed on the Trinitarian Friars (NJ90NW 41) in 1211. Medieval remains possibly associated with this palace occur in the basement of No's 4 and 6 Trinity Street, and consist of the foundation of a building, sandstone walls with splayed window openings of fine, dressed ashlar, now whitewashed and the base of a semi-circular projecting feature.

D E Easson 1957; HBD No.661.

(Additional bibliography cited).

NMRS, MS/712/83.

This site was not visited during the course of the Strath Don survey.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS), 28 February 2003.

Architecture Notes


Aberdeen Public Library, Reference Department - 3 slides.


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