Dundee, Barrack Street, Dominican Monastery

Monastery (medieval)

Site Name Dundee, Barrack Street, Dominican Monastery

Classification Monastery (medieval)

Canmore ID 33501

Site Number NO43SW 42

NGR NO 4009 3028

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dundee, City Of
  • Parish Dundee (dundee, City Of)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO43SW 42 4009 3028.

(NO 4009 3028) Supposed site of Black Friars' Monastery (NR)

OS 1:500 plan, Dundee, Forfarshire, (1870)

The Dominicans or Black Friars' Monastery was founded c. 1521 and was probably destroyed in 1548.

It stood on the west side of the Friars' Vennel, now Barrack Street, opposite the Greyfriars Monastery (NO43SW 11) the site now being occupied by a Spinning Mill and Willison Church in Barrack Street. The precincts extended from Barrack Street to the Overgate.

The ashlar masonry of the buildings was used in repairing the shore front.

A J Warden 1880-5; D E Easson 1957; A Maxwell 1891.

Area now built up.

Visited by OS (J L D) 17 April 1958.

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