Listed Building

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LIMEKILNS, CHURCH STREET, LIMEKILNS PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) AND BOUNDARY WALLLB1640

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/12/1971
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Dunfermline
NGR
NT 7822 83355
Coordinates
307822, 683355

Description

1825. 2-storey, 3-bay classical church. Ashlar front; harled elsewhere. 2-storey Giant Order pilasters and full-width pediment to principal elevation. Raised dressings to openings, eaves course and vertical margins at arrises. Moulded raised dressings to base, band and eaves courses to principal elevation.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central replacement 2-leaf door; fanlight with oval cames; bracketed pediment. Single flanking windows; bracketed pediments; decorative, fluted consoles; flanking paired corniced pilasters. 3 1st floor windows centred above. Dominant moulded pediment.

W ELEVATION: door to right; 5 large round-headed ground and 1st floor windows.

N ELEVATION: single storey hall obscures ground floor. 2 round-headed stained glass windows to 1st floor of church; flanking 1st floor windows to outer bays. Two small windows in gable apex. Corniced, open stone bellcote at gable apex with single bell.

E ELEVATION: 5 large round-headed ground and 1st floor windows. Door to far left.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Raised skews; grey slate pitched roof.

INTERIOR: staircases in vestibule to left and right of main door lead to gallery. Doors to left and right lead into church; 3 sets of timber pews. Central communion table to N; timber communion table and raised pulpit with flanking steps. 2 round-headed stained glass windows flank communion table depicting Resurrection scenes. Gallery with timber frontage, supported on cast-iron columns hold 7 sets of pews. Cornice and central plaster ceiling rose. Walls painted in lime green; pews painted white.

BOUNDARY WALL

Low rubble wall to front and sides; curved coping stones. Small entrance gate and steps to front; steps and gate to W lead to adjacent manse.

Statement of Special Interest

The church was built as a United Presbyterian Church upon the site of an earlier (1782) church. It was built to hold 1056 people (Groome). The bellcote was added by Hipolyte J Blanc, 1911, the Jacobean Renaissance pulpit was made by Mitchell & Kinghorn from an Ernest George & Peto design, 1883 and the windows were made by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake (Gifford). A brass plaque in the S wall states that the pulpit was donated by Sir Andrew Barclay Walker for his wife (b 1832- d 1882). There were choir pews to the E and W of the communion table which have been removed.

References

Bibliography

1st Edition OS Map, 1856; F H Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, Vol V, 1884, p511; J Gifford, FIFE, 1988, p313; N Fotheringham, THE STORY OF LIMEKILNS, 1997, p28; G Pride, THE KINGDOM OF FIFE, 1990, p32.

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