Wishart Memorial Church, Dundee

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 40650 30750, map


Address

King Street
Cowgate
Dundee
DD1 2JE
Scotland

Introduction

Completed in 1844 this Gothic Revival church is at the eastern edge of the city centre. Its principal elevation faces north and it sits on a major road into the centre. As it sits on rising ground the church is one storey high on King Street but the south facing section is 4 storeys high. The tower is on the east of the building and there are domestic style extensions and a boundary wall attached. K. Nichols


Description

The construction of this Secession church began in 1837. The U-planned galleried structure is supported on cast-iron Corinthian columns. The gabled front has a large memorial stained glass window with tracery. The missionary Mary Slessor worshipped here between 1869-76. The church is currently used by several community groups for activities.

J. Dowling, K. Nichol


Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1844)