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Aberdeen, The Chanonry, St Machar's Cathedral, Gate Lodges

Gate Lodge (Period Unassigned), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, The Chanonry, St Machar's Cathedral, Gate Lodges

Classification Gate Lodge (Period Unassigned), Wall (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Chanonry Port; Cluny's Port, Chaplain's Port

Canmore ID 20217

Site Number NJ90NW 9.01

NGR NJ 93868 08720

NGR Description and NJ 93875 08714

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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 9.01 93868 08720 and 93875 08714

For cathedral gateway (Chanonry Arch) at NJ 9387 0871, see NJ90NW 9.34.

('A' NJ 9372 0882) Site of Chanonry Port (NR)

('B' NJ 9390 0850) Site of Cluny's Port (NR)

('C' NJ 9405 0864) Site of Chaplain's Port (NR)

('D' NJ 9413 0876) Site of Port (NR)

OS 25" map, (1926).

The cathedral precincts were enclosed by a high stone wall with four 'ports' or gates. The Chaplain's Port, 'C' was erected c 1532 and stood until at least 1725, 'Cluny's Port', 'B', stood until the close of the 18th century ; the unnamed port, 'D', was erected c 1429 but no trace remains of any of them, or of the wall.

W Kennedy 1818; Name Book 1866.

Visited by OS (JLD) 12 September 1952.


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