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[Earl of Crawford's House and Chapel continued] [continued from page 85]
or adjoining it there appears to have been a chapel. Thomson in his history of Dundee Calls it the Chapel of "St. Michael the Archangel". Reference has been made to Mr. Thomson to ascertain how he discovered the name of the Chapel and he states that it was an inscription that he saw on the wall of what was supposed to have been the Chapel, which has been long demolished.

"But the most aristocratical of private edifices in the town was the ancient lodging of the first Earl Crawford Called the Earl's Lodging which with its grounds and gardens extended from the Nethergate Southward to the Yeaman Shore at that time part of the Solum or Strand of the river and from Couttie's or Spalding's Wynd on the east as far west as the prolongation of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway. In the fifteenth century the marriage of the famous Archibald fifth Earl of Angus of the Douglas family (more renowned under his soubriquet of "Bell the Cat") to the Lady Maud daughter of the Earl of Crawford was celebrated with unusual splendour in this house. Since Union Street began to be built it has entirely disappeared. The house of the Messrs Gray is built upon part of the site of this ancient mansion and some fragments of an inscription found formerly on the Earls Lodging as the house was called are preserved in the offices of the modern building. At a period Long subsequent to the date of the marriage of Lord Angus and when the grounds next the Nethergate came to be alienated and built upon the first Earl of Kelly obtained and erected a residence on part of them. When the improvements going on in Connection with the formation of Union Street about 18 years ago required the house to be taken down his Lordships arms (without a date) were found in good preservation on the lintel of a chimney in one of the rooms which from its size seemed to have been the hall." - Thomson's history of Dundee page 156

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