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An Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Seen from Back Wynd, the West end of the Kirk of St Nicholas, an historic church located in the city centre of Aberdeen, Scotland. Officially known as the Kirk of St Nicholas (uniting) as it is membership of both the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church. It is also known as The Mither Kirk (Mother Church) of the city.

The earliest mention of a church on the site of the present Kirk can be found in a Papal document of 1157. Given Aberdeen’s proximity to the sea, St Nicholas was chosen as the patron saint of Aberdeen, as a miracle attributed to him was the rescue of some sailors in a storm.

The large Kirkyard of the church is separated from Union Street by a 147 ft (45 m) long Ionic facade, built in 1830. The divided church within, with a central tower and spire, forms one continuous building 220 ft (67 m) in length.

The Kirk of St Nicholas is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed building. Ref:19966.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much Val …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely architecture dear Tom…………………like the composition with the greenery………………..X

  • Thank you dear Joyce …

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful composition, Tom!

  • Thank you Kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 2 years ago

    Super picture, Tom!

  • Cheers David …

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom

  • Thank you kindly Karen …

    – Tom Gomez

  • joak
    joakalmost 2 years ago

    guid angle bud looks like its risin oot the earth more scottish history canny be bad!

  • Cheers my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithalmost 2 years ago

    A lovely image Tom. Great view point and more interesting history.

  • Thank you kndly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • michelmc
    michelmcalmost 2 years ago

    great picture Tom and interesting info thanks

  • Very much appreciated Michel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    Fabulous old kirk!

  • Thank you dear Mel …

    – Tom Gomez

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