Nethergate

Photographs depicting the Nethergate

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1885

St Mary's Tower is more popularly known as the Old Steeple. It was built in the late 15th century and has had a turbulent, interesting history. More recently it survived the 1841 fire which devasted the adjacent City Churches. They were subsequently rebuilt.

In 1870 famous architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, was commissioned to devise a restoration and conservation plan for the Old Steeple. In the late 1990s the Old Steeple again underwent refurbishment and has recently been reopened to the public.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1886

The stonework of St Mary's Tower, more popularly known as the Old Steeple, is clearly much older than the adjoining church in this photograph. The City Curches were devasted by fire in January, 1841. Also lost in the fire was the church library which contained over 1800 volumes, many valuable and irreplaceable works.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1888

In this photograph the City Churches and St Mary's Tower, more popularly known as the Old Steeple, are seen on a snowy, winters day. The Old Steeple dates back to the late 15th century. It narrowly suvived the devastating fire which destroyed the City Churches in January, 1841.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1889

This dramatic photograph shows the doorway of St Mary's Tower on a snowy, winters day. The Tower, more commonly known as the Old Steeple to the people of Dundee, was completed in the 1480s. It has had a turbulent history, serving the city as watch tower, prison, belfry and clock tower.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1890

In this photograph the doorway to the tower of St Mary's is seen in dramatic fashion with snow piled up against the doors and accentuating the decorative stonework around the arches. The tower is more popularly known as the Old Steeple. It dates back to the late 15th century.

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City Churches, South Side, Dundee

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City Churches, South Side, Dundee - Ref: WC1872

St Mary's Tower, more popularly known as the Old Steeple, and the City Churches are among Dundee's best known landmarks. Suffering a turbulent history, the churches were destroyed by a devastating fire in 1841.

Fortunately, the Old Steeple survived and is now the highest surviving medieval church tower in Scotland. The churches were rebuilt. The Steeple underwent refurbishment in the late 1990s and has recently been reopened to the public.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1891

In 1870 famous architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, was commissioned to devise a restoration plan for Dundee's late 15th century, Tower of St Mary's. The tower is more popularly known in Dundee as the Old Steeple. Scott proposed an addition to the tower of a crown, as seen in the photograph.

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City Churches, East Side, Dundee

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City Churches, East Side, Dundee - Ref: WC1873

Dundee's City Churches were devasted by fire in January, 1841. Tragically, a library containing over 1800 books, including many ancient works, were also lost. Fortunately the 15th century Tower of St Mary's, better known as the Old Steeple, survived.

The churches were rebuilt. Today they consist of St Mary's Parish Church, the Steeple Church and the Mary Slessor Community Centre. Mary Slessor was a famous missionary with connections to Dundee.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1874

This photograph shows a plan of the ground floor of St Mary's Tower, more populalry known as the Old Steeple. The Old Steeple was built in the 15th century and has had a turbulent history.

At one time the Old Steeple contained prison cells including the death chamber. It is also possible provision was made for lepers in the Steeple. The Old Steeple was refurbished in the late 1990s and has recently been reopened to the public.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1875

This photograph shows St Mary's Tower, more usually known locally as the Old Steeple. Completed in the 15th century the Old Steeple has had a turbulent and interesting history.

As well as a belfry, the Steeple became a clock tower in the 16th century. It has also been a watch tower, the last, unsuccesful, defence against General Monk in 1651 and a prison. The Old Steeple has recently been reopened to the public and is proving a very popular attraction.

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