Basic Site Details

Name: St Patrick's RC Church, Presbytery and halls
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On the 17th inst the foundation stone of a new church was laid at a site at the corner of Arthurstone Terrace and Maitland Street, Dundee. The architect is Mr T M Cappon of Dundee. The church, which will accommodate 800 persons, is to be built of red stone from Ayrshire, while the rubble is to come from Berry Muirhead Quarry, Forfar. So far only the mason contract has been fixed, and it has been entrusted to Mr William Bennett, Dundee. [Builder 27 March 1897 p303]

Pugin Design - Personal information from Frank Thomson then of Cappon's office. It is uncertain if the Pugin design was for Lilybank or Arthurstone Terrace; it did not reach Dean of Guild submission

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 23, Arthurstone TerraceYes 
Item 2 of 21,3,5, Maitland StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718961898  
Item 2 of 7Before 1896  Design drawn up by the Pugins
Item 3 of 717 March 1897 Foundation stoneFoundation stone of church laid
Item 4 of 71898 Design exhibitedCappon design
Item 5 of 71899 Design exhibitedDesign for Church and Presbytery
Item 6 of 71899 Build/constructionClergy House (Presbytery) - date given in Gifford
Item 7 of 719261927Build/constructionSt Patrick's War Memorial Hall


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 7Harry Edward EastArchitectA18961898As assistant to T M Cappon (HS list says that William Gillespie Lamond assisted Cappon in the later stages)
Item 2 of 7John Morrison MathersArchitectA18961898As apprentice/assistant to T M Cappon
Item 3 of 7Thomas Martin CapponArchitectA18961899Design of church (and font) and presbytery
Item 4 of 7Peter Paul PuginArchitectBBefore 1896 Design - not executed
Item 5 of 7Pugin & PuginArchitectural practiceBBefore 1896 Design - not executed
Item 6 of 7David Adams LumsdenArchitectA1898 As apprentice to T M Cappon
Item 7 of 7Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 1927 St Patrick's War Memorial Hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Academy Architecture1898 part 1 p26
Item 2 of 7Anson, Peter1963Catholic Church Building in Scotland  p275 - gives date of 1898 for Pugin design but must be earlier
Item 3 of 7Dundee Yearbook1898   Depicts church without curvilinear parapets
Item 4 of 7Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep192
Item 5 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1898, no 1709
Item 6 of 7Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp47
Item 7 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   733

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 March 1897  p303 - foundation stone
Item 2 of 2Builder25 November 1927CXXIII p840

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25183 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Adams Lumsden: L v10 no582 (microfilm reel 32); John Morrison Mathers: L v8 no459 (microfilm reel 31)