Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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NO 40018 30410
340018, 730410


James Brewster, 1833; apse and schoolrooms, Charles Edward, circa 1848. Rectangular-plan, simple Gothic church with single storey schoolrooms flanking apse. Painted (since 1843) ashlar to front, stugged sandstone rubble to sides and rear, ashlar dressings, slate roof.

FRONT ELEVATION: gabled, treated as nave with aisles. Full-height, 4-light, traceried pointed-arch window to centre, moulded architrave and hoodmould with mask label stops, flanked by paired buttresses with crocketted pinnacles, narrow gablet sections between containing blind slit windows with crocketted ogee hoodmoulds; aisles to left and right with diagonal buttresses, 4-centre arch doorways with moulded

doorcases and square hoodmoulds, paired lancets above; coped parapet with foliate finial at apex.

SIDE ELEVATIONS: 3 Y-traceried pointed windows, single storey entrance porch.

REAR ELEVATION (TO NICOLL STREET): full-height canted apse to centre, tripartite shoulder-arched window with pointed-arch panel and hoodmould to ground floor, Y-traceried window to left and right returns and at gable masked by schoolrooms to left and right; schoolrooms have shoulder-arched windows and doors, and piended roofs.

INTERIOR: horse shoe gallery on iron pillars; and timber pannellled screen scewmounted in 1880 by organ, encircling rooflight 1876, coloured glass installed 1880 & 1901. Simple hall below organ.

Statement of Special Interest

An ecclesiastical building in use as such, the church forms an axial focal point at the west end of Euclid Street. "The Cathedral of Congregationalism in Scotland" spanned 9 other churches, now merged back into ward chapel. The church was important in the social economic & educational history of the city, was attended by many manufacturers and saw the development of theology under liberal theologian Kerr C Anderson (Minister 1892-1919).



C M Falconer and J C Low, THE STORY OF WARD CHAPEL (1934), p18. Dundee directory & general register, 1834

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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