Basic Site Details

Name: Clepington Church
Town, district or village: Hilltown
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
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Notes: There is considerable conflict of information about the design and building of this church. See below. Drawings need to be re-visited.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Clepington and Fairfield Church  
Item 2 of 2Coldside Parish 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 2Isla Road  
Item 2 of 2Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318741875Competition designs submittedBuilt in 1880-81?
Item 2 of 31875   
Item 3 of 31881 Opened 


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 5Alexander JohnstonArchitectA18741875Won competition
Item 2 of 5George Shaw AitkenArchitectB1874 Competition design? Mission chapel according to Gifford built by Maclaren & Aitken at this date.
Item 3 of 5James MaclarenArchitectB1874 Competition design? Mission chapel according to Gifford built by Maclaren & Aitken at this date.
Item 4 of 5Maclaren & AitkenArchitectural practiceB1874 Competition design? Mission chapel according to Gifford built by Maclaren & Aitken at this date.
Item 5 of 5Alexander JohnstonArchitectC18801881Actual construction? Further work? Gifford gives the date for the church as 1880-1881 but the drawings are dated 1874 and 1880.

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 1Clepington Church Hall 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep227-8
Item 2 of 2Robertson, Rev D R1897Clepington Parish Church: A Brief Sketch Of Its History   

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 Register52017 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings CollectionAND/243/1-6, AND 313 1/3