Dundee, Barrack Street, Dominican Monastery

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Canmore ID 33501
Site Number NO43SW 42
NGR NO 4009 3028
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District CITY OF DUNDEE
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological 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.

Books and References

Adams, D G (1984) Celtic and medieval religious houses in Angus: abbeys, priories, hermitages, friaries, hospitals, colleges, cathedrals etc., Brechin
Page(s): 28 Held at RCAHMS D.13.11.ADA

Cowan and Easson, I B and D E (1976) 'Medieval religious houses, Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man', London
Page(s): 116, 117-18 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.COW

Cowan and Easson, I B and D E (1976) Medieval religious houses in Scotland: with an appendix on the houses in the Isle of Man, London
Page(s): 99 Held at RCAHMS C.3.2.EAS.R

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