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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 60061 60166
360061, 760166


1896-1900. Sir J J Burnet. Free gothic, mixed Romanesque

and late Gothic motifs with much sculpture. Low intimate

proportions, snecked rubble with red sandstone dressings,

church and hall unit at right angles on corner site. Church

lies E and W, S E tower bay with gallery flanked at NE bay

by apsidal stair turret, 3 bays of nave, one-bay sanctuary.

N aisle of almost the same height, hall range runs N from

tower fronting St Ninian's Square with cloister on W side

to grassed court in angle of church. Tower: bold squat

proportions with splayed angles, 3 stages, E face has lower

2 vertically integrated within neo-Norman arch, gothic

sculptures spandrel panel, belfry stage 2 pairs of 2-light

openings with 2 orders of shafts, sculptured capitals, deep

corbelled parapet with angle rounds slated pyramid roof,

circular turret corbelled to octagonal at NW angle.

Flanking gallery stair projection, canted front with shafted

angles and single lancets, deep plain parapet. Flank

of church to Damacre Road pinnacled buttress at tower and

4 bays of paired lancets under broad-eaved bracketted roof.

Hall range incorporates vestibule of church opening off

transe serving both church and hall, E frontage to St Ninians

Square (left to right) rich arched doorway of 2 orders,

inner sculptured, outer cusped, niched jambs, stepped

parapet over with rich late Gothic niche, art-nouveau

wrot-iron gates; 3 square-headed 3-light windows; doorway

raised in parapet; and buttressed gable-front of N hall

with 3 stepped lancets, tall roof within deep plain

parapet. W courtyard side has open cloister feature with

roof cantilevered radial struts from corbels on W

wall of hall, N hall has gable front with oriel and

half-timbered gable. Notable interior, low round-arched

arcade springing from short cylindrical piers, open

timber collar-braced roofs with bold rood beam feature

at sanctuary.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

B group with items 124,127,128,154-158, 160-166 all inc.

Previously known as Southesk Church, the church became the Gardner Memorial Church in 1997. Statutory address updated 2009.



Alistair Service Edwardian architecture and its Origins (II).

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