Churches

Photographs depicting churches

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1416

This is the west doorway to the Tower of St Mary Dundee (now St Clement's Church). Description of the architecture can be found in Guide Book to the Old Steeple of Dundee.

The entrance consists of two round arched doorways 8'11" high within a larger elliptical arch. The arch mouldings are foliage. The carving in the circular panel is of the Virgin and Child, below is a Shield with the Arms of the Diocese of Brechin.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1401

Earliest mention of Dundee Parish Church is in the First Charter of Lindores Abbey before 1198. The first mention of the Tower in Burgh records was in 1540.

In 1716 on 2nd October a decree announced that any member of the Town Council not attending church on the Sabbath without a relevant excuse would be find 12 shillings Scots and for being late by fifteen minutes would be fined 6 shillings Scots

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1417

In this photograph the intricately carved stonework around the double doorway of the late 15th century Old Steeple can be seen. Technically, the building is not a steeple but a tower. Its correct name is St Mary's Tower, however, few Dundonians would recognise this formal name.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1402

This photograph shows th Old Steeple and Churches from Nethergate looking west. In the foreground of the photograph is a policeman with a group of boys and five Hansom cabs with drivers waiting to be hired.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep and Secret stronghold. In 1548 an English Fleet under Admiral Wyndham took possession of Dundee and fortified the Tower. Before they left, they took all the town's heavy ordnance and burnt the wooden floors in the Tower.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1418

Photograph from Alexander Wilson Collection. Ornate entrance to Old Steeple. Half round entrance with 2 doors. Figure in foreground is possibly T. Waddell Caretaker.

Notice Board at entrance."Old Steeple is open during months of May June & July from 12 noon till 8pm and during August and September from 12 noon till 6pm. Other times apply to Keeper on Church grounds. Admission 1p. Keeper T.Waddell.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1403

In this winters day photograph the City Churches and Tower of St Mary's can be seen. The tower is more usually known as the Old Steeple in Dundee. It was built in the late 15th century and has served as a watch-tower, a belfry, a stronghold and a prison in its long often turbulent history.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1419

Entrance to Old Steeple. Figure in foreground is possibly T.Waddell the caretaker. The Tower was restored in 1872 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and cost £8,750.00. This sum was met by subscription from Dundee inhabitants and from the Common Good Fund.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep & secret stronghold. Mid 17th century the Tower was turned into a fort after a fire in the nave isolated the Tower. It was also used as a common gaol.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1404

Dundee first had a church on this site in the 12th century. Founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon the church was called St Mary's. In 1303 this church was destroyed by Edward I of England. It would not be until the 15th century that the church was finally rebuilt.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1420

View of churches looking south from South Lindsay Street Dundee. Shops in the picture give a good idea of the variety of goods on sale. John Watson Tailor & Clothier: Item on sale in window from 21/6d to 22/6d. Notice on wall: 4 rooms to Let - I B Murray 42 Barrack Street.

Wm Low & Co - Window display "Lindsay & Lows (Prize Medal) Jams & Jellies: Celebrated Bread & Cakes. J B Lawson Wine Merchant Overgate/Lindsay Street Dundee. Bar on opposite side of the street from Churches. (possibly George Martin Spirit Merchant)

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1405

View of the Steeple and churches from Nethergate - angle from top of Whitehall Street.The photograph gives an idea of the size of the stained glass window in St Mary's Church. Outside the railings of the Church there are two Hansom cabs and drivers

In February 1844 after the Parish Church was rebuilt, the Council held a public roup for the seats in the Church. 312 sittings were let for one year and raised the sum of £118.14s.

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