Benholm’s Lodge, Aberdeen

This is my sketch of Benholm’s Lodge, also known as the Wallace Tower (‘Wallace’ is corruption of Well-house), built between 1610 and 1616 in Aberdeen City Centre near the junction of Union Street and Market Street. 

Between 1963 and 1971, when the city centre was being redeveloped, the tower was dismantled block-by-block and relocated to Seaton Park in the north of the city. It was moved to make way for Marks and Spencer’s new store and they paid the full cost of relocation. 

The building is currently unused but the Tillydrone Community Development Trust wants to develop it as a cafe and office space with a specially designed play park for children with sensory problems.

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