Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 16956 83795
316956, 683795

Removal Reason

The building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognized as a monument of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.


Pre-Reformation Single-chambered church altered in 16th

and 17th cents. Rubble. Roofless. Buttress at S.E. angle.

Forestair at E. end to former Donibristle loft. Burial

aisles on N. and S. sides. DALGETY AISLE (early 17th cent.)

at w. end. Z-plan. 2 storeys. Ashlar lower floor is burial

vault (with remains of Chancellor Seton). Upper floor

reached by turnpike stair has two rooms panelled in stone

and gives on to former loft. Interior of church contains

piscina and interesting sepulchral monuments.

Statement of Special Interest

Consecrated 1244. Abandoned 1830; roof removed by Lord

Moray. Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline (1555-1622)

Lord Chancellor of Scotland acquired Dalgety estate from

Abernethy family in 1593. It eventually passed to Earl of

Moray who joined it to his Donibristle and St. Colme

estates. There is no trace now of Dalgety House.

Scheduled Monument 28 April 1999.




N.S.A. Groome

Inv. 180 (ill., plan)

Ecc. Arch. 111. pp. 549 - 550 (ill., plan)

Millar, 'Fife' 11, pp. 176 - 8

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St. Bridget's Kirk

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Related Designations


    Designation Type
    Listed Building (B)
  2. St Bridget's KirkSM90266

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument
  3. ST COLMEGDL00345

    Designation Type
    Garden & Designed Landscape

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.

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