Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 30222 14154
330222, 714154


Thomas Faulkner of Cupar, mason, 1796; tower by James Gillespie Graham, 1811. T-plan church. Whin rubble, with contrasting yellow ashlar dressings. 4-stage Gothic tower at east gable has blocked round-headed opening to each stage of south elevation; partially blocked rectangular openings to east elevation; round-headed, louvred opening to each face

of top stage; stepped angle buttresses with pinnacles, linked by corbelled battlemented parapet. T-plan body of church with symmetrical south elevation, central window Venetian with blind centre light,

2 outer with round heads and ogee tracery; doors in outer bays, (one blocked) square-headed window to north, with 1 round-headed window at

gallery level on gable end of T. Low gabled session house projects at east.

INTERIOR: hexagonal pulpit with pilastered and panelled back-board on south wall. Semi-octagonal gallery, with panelled front, supported on Tuscan column; some box pews. Decorative ceiling roses. Leaded galss windows by William Wilson. Marble monuments by John Steel, Edinburgh flank pulpit; monument to left, to David, 8th Earl of Level, 7th Earl of

Melville and family, is dated 1865; monument to right, to Major Alexander Viscount Balgonie, is dated 1859. Panelled doors, with original latches. Tower encloses circular stone stair; 4 bells, one dated 1753.

Statement of Special Interest

Register House Plan 22507 shows seating plan by David Martin, Architect, 1798; RHP 22508 shows proposed seating plan by P MacGregor Chalmers 1912. (A letter from Chalmers detailing his proposals is mixed in with the Free Church Session Minutes (see SRO CH3/679/15). RHP 22509 shows plans by G P K Young, architect, for proposed seating alterations, 1929

Gillespie and Scott drawings index in SNMR includes proposed seating plan, 1912. In ecclesiastical use.



Colvin, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (QUOTING SRO Heritors' and Presbytery Records) SRO RHP 22507 RHP 22508 RHP 22509.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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