Basic Site Details

Name: St Paul's Church
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Continental hall church with 220-foot spire and an apse. Pews designed by Scott but made by joiner William Cooper.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Paul's CathedralYesbecame a cathedral in 1906|07
Item 2 of 2St Paul's Episcopal Church  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818521855Build/construction 
Item 2 of 81878 Build/constructionAlexander Penrose Forbes Monument
Item 3 of 81900  Extensive stone repairs
Item 4 of 8After 1908  Reredos from St Roque's Episcopal church relocated here
Item 5 of 81919  War memorial
Item 6 of 81932 AdditionNew hall
Item 7 of 81950s AdditionAumbry and piscina designed by Scott but executed posthumously
Item 8 of 819821991RepairRepairs to church and adjoining house

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 12(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practiceG1850s Aumbry and piscina designed by Scott but executed posthumously.
Item 2 of 12(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practiceA18531855Original building and pews.
Item 3 of 12(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practiceL1878 Alexander Penrose Forbes Monument.
Item 4 of 12Godfrey Daniel Bower ShepherdArchitectB1900 Extensive stone repairs
Item 5 of 12John Donald MillsArchitectB1900 Extensive stone repairs
Item 6 of 12Mills & ShepherdArchitectural practiceB1900 Extensive stone repairs
Item 7 of 12Hamilton More NisbettArchitectCAfter 1908 Reredos (by More Nisbett) from St Roque's Episcopal church relocated here
Item 8 of 12(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect 1919 War memorial
Item 9 of 12Joseph JohnstonArchitect 1932 New hall
Item 10 of 12Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorA19821991Repairs to church and adjoining house
Item 11 of 12James Walter Thorburn Simpson A19821991Repairs to church and adjoining house
Item 12 of 12Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceA19821991Repairs to church and adjoining house

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Forbes, Alexander Penrose - Bishop of Brechinfor original building

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalepp82-86
Item 2 of 5RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSp16
Item 3 of 5RSA1908   395
Item 4 of 5Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 5 of 5Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 313

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1932July-Dec p80
Item 2 of 3Ecclesiologist1856XVII pp41-43
Item 3 of 3Ecclesiologist1859XX p379

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24997 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Donald Mills: F v17 p63 no1128 (microfilm reel 12); Godfrey Daniel Bower Shepherd: F v19 p65 no1384 (microfilm reel 12)