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St Andrew's Church, Wellgate, Dundee

A Category A Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4646 / 56°27'52"N

Longitude: -2.968 / 2°58'4"W

OS Eastings: 340453

OS Northings: 730694

OS Grid: NO404306

Mapcode National: GBR ZB4.ST

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.CSX0

Plus Code: 9C8VF27J+RR

Entry Name: St Andrew's Church, Wellgate, Dundee

Listing Name: 2 King Street, St Andrews Church, Including Graveyard, Gate-Piers, Railings and Gates. (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 12 July 1963

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361478

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25279

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361478

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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Samuel Bell with plans by James Craig made in 1769.
Church dated 1772, completed 1774. Rectangular plan
church with Palladian details and classical steeple.
Rubble-built, perhaps originally harled, with ashlar
W TOWER: 5 stages, set back at each stage. 1st and 2nd
stages square section, 2 tiers of round headed openings,
dentil cornice at eaves level of church. 2nd stage
Diocletian window, swag and oval plaque ("Restored 1939").
3rd stage with set-back angles, clock face to each
elevation, urns at angles. 4th stage octagonal with
arched louvred belfry openings between attached angle
columns. Octagonal spire with 3 tiers of oculi and dragon
weather vane.
S ELEVATION OF KIRK: symmetrical. Central foundation
plaque dated 1772 over a later monument. 2 central
Venetian windows with Ionic pilasters, beneath swags, 2
bays to either side with arched doorways and 2 tiers of
arched windows with keystones and imposts. Dentil cornice.
N ELEVATION: 2-storey 5-bay with similar arched windows,
centre bay altered to receive passage from halls.
E GABLE: piend-roofed porch, some arched openings
blocked. Semi-circular window with circular and Y-tracery.
(perhaps originally Diocletian?). Flanking arched windows.
Blind oculus, skewputt and gable apex and angle urn
finials. Slate roof.
Windows altered for stained glass, formerly sash and case.
INTERIOR: semi-octagonal gallery on 6 Doric columns with
later emblems of the Trades. Panelled pulpit with Ionic
pedimented backboard against centre of S wall. Plain
walls and flat ceiling. Stained glass in Venetian windows
presented by the Three and Nine Trades, by Gordon and
Watt 1892, others by Mayer and Co and, post World War
II, by William Wilson, Gordon Webster and Douglas Hogg.
Organ. banners of the Nine Trades and their chairs.
Graveyard, partly remodelled as a garden of remembrance in
1953, contains 18th and 19th century monuments.
GATEPIERS: 1810, altered 1828, 4 square section rusticated
ashlar gatepiers with urn finials. Wrought and cast-iron
railings on low boundary wall.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Listing excludes modern hall and passage. The Hall in the

Glasite Chapel is listed separately.

The Nine Trades of Dundee had strong links with

St Andrews Church.

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