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Wallacetown Church Of Scotland, Crescent Street, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Maryfield, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4676 / 56°28'3"N

Longitude: -2.96 / 2°57'36"W

OS Eastings: 340948

OS Northings: 731018

OS Grid: NO409310

Mapcode National: GBR ZC0.GJ

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.HPPR

Plus Code: 9C8VF29Q+2X

Entry Name: Wallacetown Church Of Scotland, Crescent Street, Dundee

Listing Name: Crescent Street, Wallacetown Parish Church (Now Also Trinity Church, Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361404

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25216

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361404

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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George Mathewson, 1839-40, tower heightened by Charles and

Leslie Ower, 1877. Rectangular plan church and tower, with neo-Romanesque detailing. Squared, coursed rubble with

polished ashlar dressings.

E ELEVATION: E gable with 110 foot 3-stage tower slightly

projecting at centre. 2 tall round-headed windows with

arched Y-tracery lighting gallery stairs flank central

doorway dated 1840 at base of tower. Tower has clasping

pilaster buttresses, round arched entrance with nook shaft,

3-light stepped round-headed window over, blind lancets on

return elevations; 2nd stage with louvred belfry window

arched head set into 5-arch blind arcade; top stage shafted

2-light window with inset clock face, chevron decoration to

hood moulds; shafted angles to pilaster, circular pinnacles

clasping arcaded parapet.

S ELEVATION: 4 tall round-arched windows with arched

Y-tracery. W gable 2 similarly detailed windows flank 3-light

sanctuary window. School converted to hall at right angles to

N elevation with simple round-arched porch, 2 round-headed

windows, oculus and stack in N gable, louvred fleche.

Slate roofs, skylights now slated over.

INTERIOR: 5 bays and projecting organ chamber, U-plan gallery

on tall clustered cast-iron columns. Upper columns support

4-centred arched roof trusses of plastered timber with arched

decoration in the spandrels. Original clerestorey level

openings formerly lit from skylights. Good stained glass

window inserted 1877. Cusped panelled gallery behind pulpit

and fronting organ chamber with other alterations by Charles

and Leslie Ower, 1877.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Tower a major

landmark to mariners. Some external detail lost during

plastic repairs.

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