Basic Site Details

Name: City Churches, St Clement's Church and St Mary's Tower
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: St Mary's tower is 15th-century.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2The SteepleYes 
Item 2 of 2West ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7After 1643Before 1651RepairRepair of Steeple
Item 2 of 717861788Build/construction 
Item 3 of 71841 Destruction/demolitionDamaged by fire
Item 4 of 71872  Restoration of St Mary's Tower; proposals for crown not carried out
Item 5 of 7c. 1907  Unexecuted scheme for refacing to match the eastern churches of 1841-44
Item 6 of 7c. 1910  Proposed restoration of St Mary's crown - not carried out
Item 7 of 719351939 Alterations

People

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 8John MylneMasonCAfter 1643Before 1651Repair of steeple
Item 2 of 8Samuel BellArchitectB17861788 
Item 3 of 8(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practice 1872 Restoration of tower; proposals for crown not carried out
Item 4 of 8Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect c. 1907 Unexecuted scheme for refacing to match the eastern churches of 1841-44. Took over scheme from Ross & MacGibbon
Item 5 of 8Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectA1910 Proposed restoration of St Mary's crown and refacing of St Clement's - job taken over by Macgregor Chalmers but not carried out
Item 6 of 8MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA1910 Proposed restoration of St Mary's crown and refacing of St Clement's - job taken over by Macgregor Chalmers but not carried out
Item 7 of 8Thomas RossArchitectA1910 Proposed restoration of St Mary's crown and refacing of St Clement's - job taken over by Macgregor Chalmers but not carried out
Item 8 of 8Joseph JohnstonArchitect Late 1930s Alterations

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 6Fawcett, Richard1982Late Gothic Architecture in Scotland: considerations on the influence of the Low Countries112Proceedings of the Sociaety of Antiquaries of Scotland, pp490-494 
Item 3 of 6Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep88
Item 4 of 6Maxwell, Alexander1884The History of Old Dundee  pp151, 213-214, 492
Item 5 of 6Mylne, R S The Master Masons to the Crown of Scotland  p127
Item 6 of 6RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSView of Dundee from the east drawn by Captain John Slezer (c.1693) pi
View of Dundee from the Law (c.1878) p vi

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder22 June 1907XCII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25370 
Item 2 of 3National Library of ScotlandRoss Collection Plans and site notes
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index