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Old St Paul's And St David's Church, City Churches, Nethergate, Dundee

A Category A Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4595 / 56°27'34"N

Longitude: -2.9725 / 2°58'20"W

OS Eastings: 340166

OS Northings: 730128

OS Grid: NO401301

Mapcode National: GBR Z9M.C8

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.9WRY

Plus Code: 9C8VF25H+Q2

Entry Name: Old St Paul's And St David's Church, City Churches, Nethergate, Dundee

Listing Name: Nethergate, City Churches, Old St Paul's and St David's, or South Church

Listing Date: 12 July 1963

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361601

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25378

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361601

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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William Burn, 1841-2, executed by David Bryce, 1847 on site of transepts of Parish Church, later South and Cross Churches. Ashlar decorated Gothic style church located between St Mary's and Steeple Churches. Windows stained glass, intersecting squares and hexagons. Slate roof.

S ELEVATION: gabled transept with large Y- and curvilinear-traceried pointed-arch window (inspired by the W window of the tower). Angle buttresses with pinnacles. Crocketted gable with cross finial. E and W return elevations have large similarly traceried windows with quatrefoil-pierced parapet. 2 buttressed bays to W, set-back from transept in plane of St Clement's Church, with large traceried windows and blind quatrefoil parapet. Basket-arch doorways beneath 2 windows, 1 to South Church, 1 to a through pend.

N ELEVATION: similar, but gable un-buttressed and parapets undecorated.

INTERIOR: some partitions and mezzanine inserted at S end.

Impressive timber and plaster rib vaulting in imitation of stone

springing from ashlar pilaster piers. 20th century stained glass.

Concealed plaster-panelled ceiling in adjoining rooms, formerly a


Statement of Interest

An ecclesiastical building in use as such (halls rather than church). Listed category A for its grouping within the City Churches and St Mary's tower. The south transept of the Parish Church (the biggest such in Scotland) was rebuilt as a church in its own right in 1588, known as the South Church. Monk stabled his horses here. The north transept was then a burial place, becoming Cross Church in 1759 (congregation moved to Tay Street and then St John's Cross Church, Blackness Avenue).

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