Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


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Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen

Provost Skene's House is between Broad St and Flourmill Lane, Aberdeen.
It was off the now-vanished Guestrow.
See Bing bird's eye view.

Provost Skene's House.
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From Google street view.

"Provost Skene's House" dates from at least 1545.
It was purchased by Mathew Lumsden 1622.
Bought by Sir George Skene, Provost of Aberdeen 1669.
Sold to David Ædie 1694.
A Mr. Thomson was in residence as at 1746, when it became known as "Cumberland's House".

This old area of Aberdeen became very run down in the 19th century.
The house was known in 19th century as "Victoria Lodging House".
It was nearly demolished in slum clearance 1930s, but was eventually saved and restored 1951, opened to the public.
It was formally opened 1953 (see plaque and other shot) by the Queen Mother.
It is now a museum.
It is a listed building. See entry.

Provost Skene's House ("Victoria Lodging House").
From this section of 1866-67 map of Aberdeen.
Guestrow is to the top. Flourmill Lane is to the bottom.

Provost Skene's House.
From Bing bird's eye view.
The office block has since been demolished.
See also Google Maps.

Provost Skene's House.
The front (E side).
Photo 2005. See full size.
From Daniel Robinson. See terms of use.


Videos from 2008.

Pan showing the location of Provost Skene's House surrounded by brutal modern office buildings (since demolished).
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.

Walking through the entrance gate.
From here. Hosted at my YouTube account.
Download AVI file.

Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen - Pictures

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