Churches

Photographs depicting churches

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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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1384

Dundee's St Mary's Tower is more popularly known by Dundonians as the Old Steeple. Completed in the 1480s the Old Steeple has witnessed, and participated in, much of Dundee's turbulent history.

It was captured by the English in 1547, endured the turmoil of the Reformation, and was used by the defenders of Dundee in the unsuccessful siege against General Monk in 1651. More recently the Old Steeple survived the fire of 1841 which destroyed the adjacent City Churches. The churches were rebuilt in the 1840s.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1385

Dundee's Gothic style St Mary's Tower, popularly known by Dundonians as the Old Steeple, dates back to the 1480s. In its long often turbulent history, the Steeple has served as a belfry, a clock tower, a watch-tower, a prison and possibly, even a place where lepers were confined.

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Baldovan Church, Dundee

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Baldovan Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1369


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1386

This is a photograph of an engraving of the Old Steeple and City Churches made by James Valentine. The caption underneath reads, "Respectfully presented to the inhabitants of Dundee. By their obedient servant, James Valentine".

Established in 1825, Valentines of Dundee manufactured greetings cards and postcards. They remained a family firm until 1963 when they were taken over by the John Waddington Group. Hallmark then took over the firm. Valentines closed in Dundee in 1994.

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Baldovan Church, Dundee

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Baldovan Church, Dundee - Ref: WC1370


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1387

St Mary's Tower dates back to the 1480s. More usually known as the Old Steeple, it was renovated in the 1870s by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott. There was a proposal at the time to put a crown on the top of the tower as it was believed the tower may originally have had one.

In the event the crown was not built. The Old Steeple was refurbished again in the late 1990s and has recently been reopened to the public. The guided tours are proving to be a great success with locals and tourists alike.

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