Basic Site Details

Name: St Mary's RC Church
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Our Lady of VictoriesYes 
Item 2 of 2St Mary's RC ChurchYes 

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 136, Forebank RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618501851Build/constructionFirst church
Item 2 of 61887  High altar of Mathewson church
Item 3 of 618991900Alterations and additionsMajor reconstruction of earlier church (Gifford gives 1900-1902)
Item 4 of 61922  Hall
Item 5 of 61926 Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions to church
Item 6 of 62001 Build/constructionFree-standing altar made up of the two side chapel altars of 1902.


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 8George MathewsonArchitectA18501851First church
Item 2 of 8Ward & DoyleArchitectural practiceB1887 High altar in Mathewson church
Item 3 of 8David Adams LumsdenArchitectC18991900Major rebuilding of earlier church - as apprentice to T M Cappon
Item 4 of 8Thomas Martin CapponArchitectC18991900Major rebuilding of earlier church - mainly new fašade
Item 5 of 8William Gillespie LamondArchitectC18991900Major rebuilding of earlier church - mainly new fašade - as draughtsman to T M Cappon
Item 6 of 8Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectD19221926Hall
Item 7 of 8Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectE1926 Additions and alterations to church
Item 8 of 8Joseph DagenArchitectH2001 Free-standing altar made up of the two side chapel altars of 1902.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressFor information on Mathewson
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep228-9
Item 3 of 4Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp47
Item 4 of 4RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSView from the east (1989) p46

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee Advertiser12 November 1887   
Item 2 of 2Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser18 October 1850   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25249 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index