Listed Building

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158 PERTH ROAD, ST MARK'S CHURCH (GATE FELLOWSHIP)LB25601

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
04/02/1965
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39365 29763
Coordinates
339365, 729763

Description

Frederick T Pilkington (Pilkington and Bell) 1868-9, extended

1879 by Ireland and MacLaren. Muscular well-detailed and

massed gothic church with steeple and basement hall. Two-tone

ashlar with coloured bands and details.

TOWER and spire at NE corner: shoulder arched door in

pointed porch to E, advanced gablet to N with 2-light window

and hexafoil rose. Square tower with clasping buttresses

chamfered at 3 stages. Paired louvred lancets at belfry

stage, linked at base of 2nd stage and at impost level by

dog-tooth bands. Octagonal spire with decorated bands and

finials.

Impressively wide N ELEVATION: elaborate centre piece with

paired pointed-arched doorways under taller arches

depressed 1 arched with hexafoil and carving in tympana,

carved foliated band course all within wide arched porch.

Large pointed arches recess over, with twin 2-light windows,

quatrefoils and hexafoil in elaborately carved tympana. Cross

finial. Similar but simpler windows to gablets flanking door.

Stepped blind arcading over. 2-light window to right bay,

tall gabletted lancet over, breaks eaves of steep pavilion

roof. Wrought-iron finial.

W ELEVATION: left to right: steep pyramidal roof over twin

lancets, 3 advanced asymmetrical gabletted bays; 2-light with

quatrefoil at left; centre 4-light with large trefoiled

tympanum, 5-light bow at ground floor; right (added 1879)

smaller 4-light gable; slightly advanced at ground floor.

E elevation similar. Finials missing.

REAR ELEVATION Ireland and MacLaren, 1879: pyramidal-roofed

turrets with wrought-iron finials and cusped lancets in

re-entrant angles between side gables and chancel, chamfered

infill at ground floor. Large rose in S gable. Gable end

stack. Vestry 2-storey, 2 bays of shouldered arched windows

to S, blank chamfered wall to neighbouring property.

Session House/hall, single storey, canted E elevation with

cusped lancets and vesica.

Slate roofs. Small-pane leaded glazing, some stained glass.

Cathedral panes to vestry and hall.

INTERIOR U-plan gallery on stout masonry columns and timber

twisted barley-sugar columns. Slim cast-iron columns at

gallery level carry hammerbeam roofs of gables, timber with

wrought-iron ties. Ornate bowed timber pulpit and organ case

(minus pipes). Original pews and light fittings. Stained glass

windows, 4 in 1897 and 4 by Stephen Adam, Glasgow 1903.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The Lyon MacKenzie

window has been moved, with the congregation and some of

the furnishings, to Roseangle Ryehill Church, 130 Perth Road.

References

Bibliography

Dundee Advertiser 17th June 1893

McKean and Walker (1984), pp.76-7.

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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