St Salvador's Church, Hilltown, Dundee
- 1859-2015 (Creation)
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St Salvador’s church was founded with a school in the Hilltown area of Dundee in 1856 by Bishop Alexander Penrose Forbes and the Reverend James Nicolson, later Dean of Brechin. Its mission was to the many mill workers who lived in the tenements in the area. G F Bodley was commissioned to design the halls and church, and worship started in the upper part of the building to the south designed as the school. The nave of the church followed in 1868 and the chancel in 1874. The whole building was consecrated on Holy Cross day in that year. The church continues the original ministry to the city’s poor, running one of the busiest food banks in the city after Mass on Sundays. (Source: http://s204617846.websitehome.co.uk/)
Rev David Elder deposited the records with Dundee City Archive in 1985. A register of burials 1911-84 and a register of confirmations 1924-83 were withdrawn by the church in 1986.
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Registers of baptisms, burials, confirmations, marriages, services and special offertories, congregation and vestry minute book
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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