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Dundee, Euclid Crescent, Dundee High School

School (19th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Dundee, Euclid Crescent, Dundee High School

Classification School (19th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial; Book Of Rememberance

Canmore ID 186193

Site Number NO43SW 411

NGR NO 40133 30512

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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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

Architecture Notes


Dundee, Euclid Crescent, Dundee High School.

Architect: George Angus 1834.

Allan & Friskin 1951-2 - dining hall

Findlay, Stewart and Robbie - pavilion. (designed by Robbie for Nelson Stewart before they joined Findlay).

James Brewster - gates and railings now replaced.


Photographic Survey (1956)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1956.

Publication Account (1988)

In the late 16th-century building renewal after the English invasions and Reformation crisis, a new grammar school was built in 1589 on the south-east corner of The Vault. A two-storeyed building with an outside staircase, it remained upstanding until demolished in 1871 when the Town House was extended.3 In 1789 the grammar school had been transferred to School Wynd, where it was housed with the English School founded at the beginning of the 18th century. In 1785 Dundee Academy was founded and used as its premises the old hospital outwith the Nethergate Port. All three schools united in 1829 as the Dundee Public Seminaries, and were rehoused in 1834 in the present building, the name being changed by royal charter in 1859 to the High School of Dundee.4


3. Maxwell, Dundee (1891), 90.

4. The High School of Dundee, (anon) (Dundee 1964).

Information from ‘Historic Dundee: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1988).

Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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