Balgay Parish Church, Dundee

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 38590 30920, map


Address

Lochee Rd
Dundee
DD2 2PP
Scotland

Introduction

Balgay is a nineteenth century Gothic church, oriented east-west and situated on a corner site that slopes uphill to the south. Balgay Church is bounded by a stone wall with railings. To the front is a garden with spring and summer flowers.

K. Nichols, J Dowling


Description

The church was built in yellow sandstone and has a slate roof. It comprises a tower, aisle, transept and hall. The tower is situated at the south end of the structure and it contains the main entrance doorway. Attached at the northeast corner is a small house, number 200, that is used as the church office. To the rear of the church are several extensions but only the southern elevations are visible. There is a purpose built hall in a similar style to the church and a brick built extension. The most striking features of the church are the hoodmoulded doorway, the carved eaves and the dragon spout on the tower.

K. Nichols, J Dowling