Churches

Photographs depicting churches

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1409

View of City Churches from Nethergate looking towards South Lindsay Street Dundee. The City Churches (St Mary's, St Paul's, St Clements & The Old Steeple were originally 1 Church). Information taken from "The Parish & The Burgh Churches of Dundee" by James Rollo. Earliest mention of Dundee Parish Church is in the First Charter of Lindores Abbey before 1198.

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1425


Gilfillan Memorial Church opened in 1888. The hardware store next door to the church was owned by Alexander Morris. The youth with the crutch (has only 1 leg) appears to be selling newspapers.

On right side of photograph is T. Justice & Sons - opened new shop in Whitehall Street in 1903 selling furniture and house decorations. A new innovation was a suite of rooms laid out on the second floor. It was said to compare favourably with London stores.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1410

Postcard view of Dundee City Churches from what would now be the Nethergate with a small market in front of the churches. In 1548, Dundee was stormed in a civil war between Scotland and England. The church was almost totally destroyed leaving only the Choir. The Choir and part of the old building were restored in 1590.

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1426

The church was named after Rev.George Gilfillan who preached to his flock in School Wynd. He was a social reformer and was twice the subject of complaints to the Presbytery as well as being accused of heresy in 1870. He was the working peoples favourite and became known as "Oor George"

In the photograph there are tenements on one side of the church and what appears to be a factory/warehouse on the other side. There is a boy on a double wheeled bike in front of Moncur - Florist & Fruiterer.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1411

This appears to be a copy of a painting/drawing of the churches with what would seem to be a market in the street in front of the churches. Some of the men are dressed in long-tailed coats with breeches and top hats.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1379

The City Churches and Old Steeple are among Dundee's best known landmarks. The Old Steeple dates back to the late 15th century. It is 160 feet tall and has 232 steps. It has been a fortified tower, a prison, a belfry and a clock tower in its long turbulent history.

The Old Steeple survived the terrible fire of 1841 which destroyed the City Churches. More recently, the Old Steeple has been reopened to the public where it is proving to be a very popular attraction to locals and tourists alike.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1380

Dundee already had a church, St Clement's, when David, Earl of Huntingdon, built the Church of St Mary in gratitude for surviving a fierce storm on his return from the Crusades in the 12th century. There has been a church on this site since that time. St Clement's has long gone, now the site of the City Square.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1381

This photograph shows the Old Steeple and City Churches on a winters day. Dundee has had a church on this site since the 12th century. The very first church was built by David, Earl of Huntingdon,. This church was destroyed by the forces of Edward I of England, the Hammer of the Scots.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1382

Dundee has had a church on this site since the 12th century. The first church, dedicated to St Mary, was built by David, Earl of Huntingdon. He was the brother of King William the Lion of Scotland. This church was destroyed by Edward Ist, of England.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1383

In this photograph Dundee's Old Steeple and City Churches can be seen. The churches were burned down in a terrible fire in 1841. This was not the first disaster to strike the buildings in their long and turbulent history. The first church on the site was also burned down by Edward Ist in 1303.

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