Nethergate

Photographs depicting the Nethergate

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, East Side, Dundee

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City Churches, East Side, Dundee - Ref: WC1873

Dundee's City Churches were devastated 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: 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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wc1891

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 popularly 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, unsuccessful 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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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1876

The Old Steeple, is the more popular name given to St Mary's Tower. The tower, as it stands now, was completed in the 1480s. It has had an exciting and turbulent history including being used by Dundonians in a futile siege against General Monk, one of Cromwell's generals, in 1651.

The Old Steeple was refurbished in the late 1990s. It has recently been reopened to the public and is proving to be a very popular attraction to both tourists and locals alike.

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wc1876

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1877

This photograph shows the snow covered doorway of St Mary's Tower. The tower is more popularly known as the Old Steeple. Built in the late 15th century, the steeple has had an interesting and turbulent history.

The Old Steeple and adjacent City Churches no longer have railings surrounding them. They now hold a central position in one of Dundee's shopping developments, the Overgate Centre. The Old 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: WC1879

While the City Churches and Tower of St Mary's, better known as the Old Steeple, would still be recognisable today the surroundings have changed quite dramatically. The site is now a modern Shopping complex called the Overgate Centre with the Churches and Old Steeple at the centre.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1880

In this photograph of the City Churches and St Mary's Tower the tower, or Old Steeple as it is more popularly known, is quite clearly much older than the churches. The City Churches suffered a devastating fire in 1841 and were subsequently rebuilt.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1881

St Mary's Tower, or as it is better known, the Old Steeple, is one of the oldest surviving medieval church towers in Scotland. Built in the late 15th century it stands at 156 feet tall and has 232 steps to the top.

It survived the devastating fire which destroyed Dundee's City Churches in 1841. Refurbished in the late 1990s, the Old Steeple has recently been reopened to the public and is proving to be a great success with such organised tours as, "Torture through the Ages".

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