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Kings College Chapel and Manse
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Kings College Chapel and Manse

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Kings College Chapel and Manse
Historic Photographs
1743
Kings College Chapel and Manse
Aberdeen University, Kings College Chapel and Manse. c.1900. Kings College was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495, Marischal College was founded as an independent university in 1593. The two formed the University of Aberdeen in the fusion of 1860. This image shows part of the Kings College Campus. Kings College Chapel in the background was completed in 1506. Its distinctive crown tower is a well loved site among the university community. The original crown was blown down in a storm in 1633 but was quickly replaced. On the lawn in the foreground can be seen a large manse. Until the mid-20th century, a house that went with the job was still a substantial attraction for some professors. The manse stood here until just before the First World War. The lawn, is now a popular venue for students relaxing in fine weather.
Old Aberdeen
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Aberdeen Local Studies