Lochee Baptist Church, Dundee

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 37860 31760, map


Address

12 Bright Street
Dundee
Scotland

Introduction

In a busy side street leading to Lochee's High Street this church is a T-shaped Georgian building, constructed using brown sandstone. It has narrow side paths with walled boundaries and buildings surround the chuch. There is no open access to the back of the church.

K. Nichols


Description

This simple rectangular six-bay church was constructed by Thomas Keir in 1884. It was built using roughly coarsed, irregular square and rectangular blocks with ashlar dressings that stand proud of the surrounding stonework.

 

A stone Celtic finial is located on the east gable, while a wrought-iron finial is placed on the west gable top. Flanking the front (east-facing) gable are two round-headed windows that appear to be cut from a large single lintel stone. Above these is a round keystoned window, and above this is an 1866 datestone, possibly removed from an earlier chapel. The gable itself is decorated with an unusual stepped cornice. There is a stone front porch with a south facing door and a blocked semi-circular window in the same style as elsewhere. The windows on the north and south show releaded diamond panes and the east windows have a protective metal mesh. All windows on the east face have internal wooden protective coverings.


Both the north and south walls have six round-headed windows. On both sides the addition of smaller buildings results in them adjoining the sixth window. The stone porch attached to the north elevation shows a blocked up doorway and partially blocked window with a smaller window inserted. This is a rectangular 20th century window with horizontal metal frames.

 

On the south side is a porch built from wood with a brick base. Both of these extensions are attached to a hall-like structure running north-south. This converts the original rectangular church to a T-plan.
Researched & compiled by K. Nichols


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Mr Thomas KeirArchitect1884

Events:

  • Church: Founded (1865)

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Historic Scotland Listed Building Reports - Online databaseView HS Listing Online: