First St Clement's Church, Dundee

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 40150 30130, map


Address

Dundee
Scotland

Introduction

The site of Dundee's earliest known church is now covered by the buildings utilised by the City Council and the Caird Hall, i ncluding an underground car park. K. Nichols 10/08.


Description

The earliest known church for Dundee was centrally situated and sited to the west of the Castle. Its precise date of construction is not known but it is referred to in documents of 1232/7 and again in 1244-73. The lands were subsequently encroached by housing and it was at some point converted to a weigh-house. It was considered to be out of use by 1536. K. Nichols


Events:

  • Church: Build/construction
    early thirteenth century
  • Church: Alteration/conversion
    sixteenth century

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 6396

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Medieval Dundee: a town and its peopleElizabeth Torrie1990Pages 60-64