Former St. Enoch's

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 40017 29962, map


Address

Long Wynd
Dundee
DD1 4DH
Scotland

Introduction

The site of the former church is now occupied by a national bank. The present construction imitates the orientation and position of the church. K. Nichols 11/08.


Description

St. Enoch's

The following description is taken from images that survive within Dundee Reference Library and information conveyed courtesy of Lawrence Sterpaio, Deep Sea Restaurant.

This Gothic church had a north-south orientation and two towers at its south gable. These three storey towers contained large windows and were topped by four crocketed pinnacles. A large wheel window was above the Romanesque revival doorway. This doorway was double doors with central stone pillar, a wheel window in the trumeau and recessed drop archway. The pitched roof was topped with a carved stone cross. It is worth recording that this church continued to affect its immediate surroundings by displaying ecclesiastical architecture on the adjoining buildings (a saloon and cycle shop). The arches that can still be seen on the side of the former saloon (now the Deep Sea restaurant) were matched on the opposite building and the eastern boundary walls. This image was continued as the two retail outlets had castellated roofs. A small wall with railings and steel gates linked the two shops thus creating a walkway from the Nethergate to the church. Tunnels beneath this walkway belonged to the church and linked the two shops underground. After WWI this space was used as a tannery and the manufacture of artificial limbs. When no longer in ecclesiastical use the church was bought by printers Burns & Harris. It was demolished approx 1968. K. Nichols 11/08.