Basic Site Details

Name: Lawside Convent and school
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 4Convent for the Sisters of MercyYes 
Item 2 of 4St Anne's Home for the ElderlyYes 
Item 3 of 4St Joseph's Convent of Mercy LawsideYes 
Item 4 of 4St Joseph's Convent of Our LadyYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gardner StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418921894 Convent buildings
Item 2 of 41898  School and other additions
Item 3 of 41907  Additions and building of new school (including dormitories)
Item 4 of 419211925 Chapel


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 5Archibald MacphersonArchitect 18921894Convent
Item 2 of 5Thomas Martin CapponArchitectA1898 School
Item 3 of 5David ThomsonArchitectB1907 Additions and building of new school (including dormitories) - as assistant to Cappon
Item 4 of 5Thomas Martin CapponArchitectB1907 Additions and building of new school (including dormitories)
Item 5 of 5Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 19211925Chapel


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Sisters of Mercy 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep218
Item 2 of 3Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydpp24 & 46, plate 16
Item 3 of 3RSA1924   519

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 Register25319 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Thomson: L v26 no2117; Archibald Macpherson: F v17 p144 no1168 (microfilm reel 12)