Rubislaw Church, Aberdeen

Rubislaw Church, Aberdeen

Rubislaw Church was constructed as part of a national Church of Scotland expansion campaign following the Disruption of 1843. It was constructed in 1874. Unusually for Aberdeen, the church is built out of sandstone opposed to granite as the majority of the buildings in Aberdeen are.

George Washington Wilson offered to pay for the building to be constructed in granite but was too late as the contract had already been signed. It was constructed to serve three new parishes. In 1880, the church was expanded with a tower and spire added. It is speculated that the spire was built just to compete with the Free Church of Scotland's Queen's Cross Church across the street.

In 1985, the church was granted grade B heritage status by Historic Scotland.
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Sight Name: Rubislaw Church
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Religious

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