Churches

Photographs depicting churches

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1374

From the apparently rural aspect of this photograph it is almost hard to believe the City Churches are in the centre of Dundee. The origins of a church on this site in the city date back to the 12th century. The present churches, however, are of more recent construction.

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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: 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: 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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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1394

In it s long history Dundee's St Mary's Tower, known locally as the Old Steeple, has served as a watch-tower, a belfry, a clock tower and a prison. Built in the 1480s the steeple underwent restoration under Sir George Gibert Scott in the 1870s.

The Old Steeple was refurbished again in the late 1990s. It has recently been reopened to the public where it is proving to be a very popular attraction offering guided tours with such eye-catching titles as, "Torture through the ages."

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1378

The Gothic style St Mary's Tower was built in the late 15th century. More popularly known to Dundonians as the Old Steeple, it has endured a turbulent and interesting history, including being fortified by the English, who had captured Dundee, in the mid 1540s, and used in an unsuccessful siege against General Monk in 1651.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1395

From 1789 until 1841 Dundee was in the unusual position of having four separate churches under one roof. Known collectively as the City Churches they shared one tower, the Old Steeple.

These churches comprised of the original St Mary's, the South Kirk, the North or Cross Kirk and St Clement's Kirk. A devastating fire in 1841 destroyed the churches. The Old Steeple survived. The City Churches were rebuilt.

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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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