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My wife's ancestors - Gibbon - Contents

St.Fittick's church, Nigg Bay, Aberdeen

Burial place of Gibbon of Aberdeen.

St.Fittick's churchyard, on St.Fittick's Road, just outside Torry, just outside Aberdeen.
This is a disused churchyard between the edge of a Torry housing estate and the sea at Nigg Bay (see
This location is more properly said to be in Torry, or Nigg Bay, than in Nigg itself, which is some distance to the South (see

St.Fittick's church dates from the 12th century.
St.Fittick's Manse was built beside it around 1759.
The church fell into disuse around 1829 when the new church was built on Nigg Kirk Road.
The manse was demolished around the 1960s.
The ruin of the church survives.

The Gibbon family graves are in the NE corner of the churchyard.
Extract from [Barbara Yates Gibbon family tree, 1872] notes Gibbon grave in NE corner.



Torry and St.Fittick's church, on 1912 map of Aberdeen.
St.Fittick's has two buildings here - the now vanished manse to the W and the ruined church to the E.

Location of St.Fittick's church, on S side of St.Fittick's Road.
The manse is now gone.
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From Google Maps.

St.Fittick's church. Close-up of above.
The Gibbon graves are in the NE corner here.

Street level view. Click to rotate to see the sea.
From Google Maps.

Old pictures


St.Fittick's, Nigg Bay.
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From [Ogilvie, 1901].

St.Fittick's manse.
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From [Ogilvie, 1901].

Modern pictures


St.Fittick's, Nigg Bay, from the sea side.
Photo 1998. See larger and full size.

Photo 1998. See larger and full size.

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Photo 2004 by Pamela Adam. From here. See terms of use.

Location of St.Fittick's. See full size.
Photo 2005 by Pamela Adam. From here. Used with permission.

St.Fittick's church, looking out to sea.
Photo 2008. See larger and full size.


St.Fittick's church. Pan from land side to sea.
The noise is young people playing.
Video 2008.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
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St.Fittick's church in winter.

St.Fittick's church, 2010.

St.Fittick's church, 2011.

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