Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

RATTRAY STREET, FORMER BAPTIST CHURCHLB25516

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/03/1995
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39951 30420
Coordinates
339951, 730420

Description

Alexander McCulloch, dated 1878. Rectangular-plan, aisleless former church with Gothic facade. Painted stugged coursers to front, rubble to sides and rear, ashlar dressings, grey slate roof. Base course to front elevation, stepped cill course to 1st floor level; buttresses flanking wide central bay with large octagonal finials and spirelets, buttresses to angles with pyramidal-capped square-section finials, 3-light pointed-arch 1st floor windows, lancets, square-headed windows and oculi, cusped 3-light lancets to sides; ashlar-coped skews with finial to front.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-leaf partly diagonally-boarded doors to centre, moulded pointed-arch doorcase with stiff-leaf capitalled nookshafts, hoodmould, fanlight with trefoil flanked by 2 oculi interwoven with sculpted vine motif, all within slightly advanced doorpiece with gablet superimposed over parapet flanked by single lancets; large pointed-arch panel to 1st floor, tall cusped lancet to centre flanked by buttresses and 3-light windows with rose window above; staircase bays to left and right each with bipartite, lancet and oculus, name panel over bipartite

to left, date panel to right.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: three 3-light lancets.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATION: five 3-light lancets.

INTERIOR: hall to ground floor; church above with collar roof, panelled chancel area with organ gallery and marble baptismal pool; various wall-mounted memorials.

Statement of Special Interest

An ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such although in the ownership of the Baptist Church and used by the Ward Road Baptist Church nearby, also listed. A memorial in the church to Sir Charles Barrie of Airlie Park, Broughty Ferry, records him as the donor of the church and manse.

References

Bibliography

Dundee ADPs, book 13, pp321-4; NMRS, AND 480.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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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