Streetwise: Ure Street

Name Plate

Ure Street marks the place where James Ure, gardener, had a nursery garden in Hawkhill, adjoining that of William Urquhart. He was located here before 1796, as shown by a tombstone erected in the Howff. He was born in 1757, and died in 1836. His sons, James and Peter, carried on the gardens, and were in possession up till 1819, though the father had retired before that time.

When the ground was feued, the name of “Ure” was applied to one of the streets formed through the gardens. Robert Ure, elder brother of James, Sen., was also a gardener, living at Dallfield. He was born in 1737, and died in 1815, aged 78 years.

Source: ‘Glimpses of Old and New Dundee’ – A.H. Millar, January 1925