Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 54912 2601
354912, 702601


1588 4-storey tower with vaulted basement (originally the tolbooth) and stair turret, ashlar bell-chamber with balustraded parapet and stone spire added c 1630; church may incorporate "dortour" of Priory, inset stone 1532: originally simple harled rectangle, remodelled and extended to T-plan by addition of N aisle with idiosyncratically detailed stugged

ashlar gable front, 1882, James Brown (Pittenweem) architect 1633 Putensen bell, Last Supper panel in vestry.

Statement of Special Interest

For tower. Church now of limited interest, particularly on N side. Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Items 1-186 (excluding 27, 28, 84-8 and 171, 172) form a single B group.



OSA v 4 p 373 NSA v 9 p 985 Inv 445 Hay Post Ref Chs p 164, 171, 258

Ecc Arch v III p 599 C & D Arch v V p 149 Contract Advertisement July 21 1882. Cook, Records of the Burgh of Pittenweem.

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