Nethergate

Photographs depicting the Nethergate

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1398

Dundee has had a church on this site since the 12th century. The original church, called St Mary's, was destroyed by Edward Ist, (Hammer of the Scots), in 1303. Eventually rebuilt by the 15th century, when the Old Steeple dates from, the church and steeple have endured a turbulent history.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1418

Photograph from Alexander Wilson Collection. Ornate entrance to Old Steeple. Half round entrance with 2 doors. Figure in foreground is possibly T. Waddell Caretaker.

Notice Board at entrance."Old Steeple is open during months of May June & July from 12 noon till 8pm and during August and September from 12 noon till 6pm. Other times apply to Keeper on Church grounds. Admission 1p. Keeper T.Waddell.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1399

The church was founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon and Prince of Scotland, brother of King William the Lion, First of Scotland after being saved from shipwreck in sight of Dundee returning from the 3rd Crusade with Richard First of England in 1189.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1419

Entrance to Old Steeple. Figure in foreground is possibly T.Waddell the caretaker. The Tower was restored in 1872 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and cost £8,750.00. This sum was met by subscription from Dundee inhabitants and from the Common Good Fund.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep & secret stronghold. Mid 17th century the Tower was turned into a fort after a fire in the nave isolated the Tower. It was also used as a common gaol.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1400

The first mention of the Tower in Burgh records was in 1540 when it was decided to replace the clock in the Steeple. The work as finished on Palm Sunday 1543.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep and Secret stronghold. In the mid 17th century it was turned into a fort after a fire in the nave isolated the Tower. It was also used as a common gaol.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1420

View of churches looking south from South Lindsay Street Dundee. Shops in the picture give a good idea of the variety of goods on sale. John Watson Tailor & Clothier: Item on sale in window from 21/6d to 22/6d. Notice on wall: 4 rooms to Let - I B Murray 42 Barrack Street.

Wm Low & Co - Window display "Lindsay & Lows (Prize Medal) Jams & Jellies: Celebrated Bread & Cakes. J B Lawson Wine Merchant Overgate/Lindsay Street Dundee. Bar on opposite side of the street from Churches. (possibly George Martin Spirit Merchant)

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1401

Earliest mention of Dundee Parish Church is in the First Charter of Lindores Abbey before 1198. The first mention of the Tower in Burgh records was in 1540.

In 1716 on 2nd October a decree announced that any member of the Town Council not attending church on the Sabbath without a relevant excuse would be find 12 shillings Scots and for being late by fifteen minutes would be fined 6 shillings Scots

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1402

This photograph shows th Old Steeple and Churches from Nethergate looking west. In the foreground of the photograph is a policeman with a group of boys and five Hansom cabs with drivers waiting to be hired.

Before the Reformation the Tower was used as a Belfry, Keep and Secret stronghold. In 1548 an English Fleet under Admiral Wyndham took possession of Dundee and fortified the Tower. Before they left, they took all the town's heavy ordnance and burnt the wooden floors in the Tower.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1403

In this winters day photograph the City Churches and Tower of St Mary's can be seen. The tower is more usually known as the Old Steeple in Dundee. It was built in the late 15th century and has served as a watch-tower, a belfry, a stronghold and a prison in its long often turbulent history.

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City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1404

Dundee first had a church on this site in the 12th century. Founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon the church was called St Mary's. In 1303 this church was destroyed by Edward I of England. It would not be until the 15th century that the church was finally rebuilt.

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