Basic Site Details

Name: Town's Churches, Old St Paul's
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5City Churches From 1888
Item 2 of 5Mary Slessor CentreYes 
Item 3 of 5Middle ChurchYes 
Item 4 of 5Old St Paul's and St David's  
Item 5 of 5South Church  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1City Churches, NethergateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618411842 Original design. May be 1842-44?
Item 2 of 61847   
Item 3 of 6c. 1920 AdditionBlack Watch First World War Memorial
Item 4 of 619391940AdditionPlain oak pews
Item 5 of 619571958Build/constructionFont, lectern and screen
Item 6 of 61986c. 2013RepairComprehensive repairs


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 15William BurnArchitectA18411842Original designs. Colvin gives 1842-44.
Item 2 of 15William ScottArchitectD1845 Probably modified Burn's design - certainly acted as clerk of works in receiving tenders etc
Item 3 of 15Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceB1847 Executed Burn's design of 1841-42
Item 4 of 15David BryceArchitectB1847 Executed Burn's design of 1841-42
Item 5 of 15William BurnArchitectB1847 Executed Burn's design of 1841-42
Item 6 of 15Frank James ConnellArchitectD19391940Plain oak pews
Item 7 of 15Leslie Grahame Thomson & ConnellArchitectural practiceD19391940Plain oak pews
Item 8 of 15Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)ArchitectD19391940Plain oak pews
Item 9 of 15George HayArchitectE19571958Font, lectern and screen
Item 10 of 15Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceE19571958Font, lectern and screen
Item 11 of 15Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectE19571958Font, lectern and screen
Item 12 of 15Walter Schomberg Hepburne ScottArchitectE19571958Font, lectern and screen - perhaps no longer a partner
Item 13 of 15Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorF1986c. 2013Comprehensive repairs
Item 14 of 15James Walter Thorburn Simpson F1986c. 2013Comprehensive repairs
Item 15 of 15Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceF1986c. 2013Comprehensive repairs

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Paul's (South Church), War Memorial for 4th Black Watch 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep86, 90-1
Item 3 of 5Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 4 of 5MacLaren, J1874History of Dundee  p218
Item 5 of 5Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Advertiser26 August 1845   
Item 2 of 2Dundee Courier and Advertiser26 August 1845   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25378 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection AND 50/18