Churches

Photographs depicting churches

Downfield Free Church, Dundee

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Downfield Free Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1421

Downfield United Presbyterian Mission was opened on 6th September 1885. The present Church was opened for worship on Thursday, 26th September 1889. The architects were C & L Ower Dundee and cost £1,400.

Downfield United Presbyterian became Downfield United Free in 1900 and Downfield South in 1929.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1406

View of churches and steeple from Nethergate looking west.The photograph shows what would appear to be an extremely elaborate lamp standard in the middle of the road. This lamp standard is also carrying the lines for tram-cars.

A fire on Sunday 3rd January, 1841 totally destroyed the 3 churches and only the Steeple Church and Tower were saved. By February, 1844 the Parish Church had been rebuilt.

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Dudhope Free Church, Dundee

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Dudhope Free Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1422

The foundation stone for the new church was laid on 7th June 1870 and opened for public worship on 22nd December 1870at a cost of £2000. The congregation was dissolved on 15 November 1909.

In the front of the photograph there is a little girl with a fan and another group of children standing - this gives an idea of the type of clothing worn in the early 1900's.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1407

This tranquil looking photograph shows the centrally located City Churches. Today the scene is far more frenetic as the churches are situated in the centre of a recently refurbished shopping complex, known as the Overgate Centre.

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee

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Gilfillan Memorial Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1423

Rev George Gilfillan was a social reformer and friend of Wm McGonagall. He was a favourite with working people preaching in School Wynd and holding weddings at his manse at night once a week. 50,000 people attended his funeral. Foundation stone laid for present church on 7 May 1887 & cost £9000.

The shop at the side of the Church - Alexander Morris (Toys & Fancy Goods) has a good display of baskets & brushes hanging outside. Girls standing behind a display of barrows etc and a wheelchair

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1375

The Old Steeple, otherwise known as the Tower of St Mary's, and the City Churches are seen in this photograph on a winter's day. The Old Steeple dates back to the 15th century, a fine example of a Gothic style tower. The steeple and churches have had an interesting, turbulent history.

In 1841 the Churches were destroyed in a devastating fire. Fortunately, the Old Steeple survived. The City Churches were rebuilt. More recently the Old Steeple was refurbished in the late 1990s and has been reopened to the public.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1392

Dundee's Old Steeple and City Churches can be seen in this photograph. There has been a church on this site since the 12th century. The first church, dedicated to St Mary, was destroyed in 1303 by Edward 1st. It was eventually rebuilt in the 15th century, at this time the Old Steeple was built.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1376

There has been a church on this site in Dundee since the 12th century when the Earl of Huntingdon built a church in gratitude for his deliverance from a fierce storm while returning from the Crusades. This first church was destroyed by Edward I in 1303.

Rebuilt by the 15th century, when the Old Steeple dates from, the churches endured a turbulent but interesting history. In 1841 a terrible fire destroyed the churches. The Old Steeple, fortunately survived this calamity. The churches were rebuilt as they are seen today.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1393

In this photograph of Dundee's City Churches the group of children appear to be appropriately dressed in their Sunday best. The City Churches were destroyed, in January,1841, by a catastrophic fire. The library within the church complex, containing over 1800 volumes, was also tragically lost.

Fortunately St Mary's Tower, more popularly known in Dundee as the Old Steeple, survived. The bricks of the steeple can be seen on the left in the photograph. The churches were rebuilt in the 1840s.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1377

As can be seen in this photograph there was a horse cab rank situated on the road in front of Dundee's City Churches and Old Steeple. The City Churches and Old Steeple, which is more properly known as St Mary's Tower, have had a long and very interesting history.

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