Churches

Photographs depicting churches

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1413

From the Alexander Wilson Collection. Ink drawing of the "Tower" (better known locally as The Old Steeple). Buildings attached to the Tower appear either to have been demolished or in the process of being built.

The Tower was founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland, brother of King William the Lion, First of Scotland after being saved from shipwreck in sight of Dundee while returning from the 3rd Crusade with Richard I of England in 1189.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1398

Dundee has had a church on this site since the 12th century. The original church, called St Mary's, was destroyed by Edward 1st, (Hammer of the Scots), in 1303. Eventually rebuilt by the 15th century, when the Old Steeple dates from, the church and steeple have endured a turbulent history.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1414

This photograph shows the Old Steeple viewed from Nethergate at the bottom of South Lindsay Street Dundee. The Old Steeple was restored in 1872 by Sir George Gilbert Scott at a cost of £8,780. The money being raised from subscriptions from Dundee inhabitants and the Common Good Fund of Dundee.

In South Lindsay Street are the shops of Birnies Scientific Maker (a pair of spectacles used as an advertisement over the door) and John Kirk, Boot Manufacturer and General Merchant. Tram lines are shown in the Nethergate.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1399

The church was founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon and Prince of Scotland, brother of King William the Lion, First of Scotland after being saved from shipwreck in sight of Dundee returning from the 3rd Crusade with Richard First of England in 1189.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1415

This photograph is entitled "The Tower at Dundee." First mention of the The Tower in Burgh records was in 1540,When it was decided to replace the clock. The new clock was put in on Palm Sunday 1543. Before the Reformation, The Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep and secret stronghold.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1400

The first mention of the Tower in Burgh records was in 1540 when it was decided to replace the clock in the Steeple. The work as finished on Palm Sunday 1543.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep and Secret stronghold. In the mid 17th century it 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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