Panmure Church, Monifieth

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 50050 32850, map


15 Panmure Street


This town church is located on High Street in the centre of Monifieth, a large suburb of Dundee. It was built in the 1930s in a small plot with no graveyard. It was likely built as a chapel of ease, to accomodate a growing population in the expanding town. 

Description (exterior)

The church is a T-plan building with nave, transepts and front porch. There is a large vestry and hall complex to the rear (north-west). It was built in brick and harled. There are decorative red brick surrounds to the windows and doorways and the roof is slated with brick skews. 


The principal elevation is the south-east facing entrance gable. There is an attached flat-roofed porch or narthex, which has a pointed-arch, recessed doorway with a rectangular brick surround. There are small flanking pointed-arch (lancet) windows. The gable of the elevation has a large two-light pointed-arch window with a smaller lancet window on either side. 


The side elevations of Panmure Church have three large pointed-arch windows with brick infills and lancet lights. The windows have small, coloured square panes. Small buttresses are set inbetween the windows. At the north-west end of each side elevation is a large gabled transept aisle. Each transept has two-light pointed-arch windows and larger stained glass lancet windows in the gable.


At the rear of the church (north-west) is a narrower chancel which has rectangular windows in the sides and no windows onthe rear gable. This is because there is an attached, single-storey hall at the rear, which has been extended with a flat roofed building. 

Description (interior)

The interior has plastered, painted walls, which are a combination of bright blue and peach. The lower walls are of exposed brick. The roof beams are picked out in white. The floor has blue carpets. The nave has simple wooden pews with two aisles. The chancel is raised slightly from the nave and has wooden panelling and a pointed-arch recess to the rear, in which is mounted a wooden crucifix. There is a small communion table and elder's chairs, and an octagonal pulpit stands in front, along side a small font and lectern.

People / Organisations:

T Lindsay GrayBuilt the church1935


  • Church built (1935)

Archive References:

Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 7831
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: RCAHMS NO53SW 71
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 187000