Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
St Andrews
NO 50917 16665
350917, 716665


Founded 1410-12; tower 15th century, ashlar - built spire and stair turret spirelet 16th cent. Church cruciform, rebuilt 1798-1800, Robert Balfour, Architect. Further alterations Jesse Hall 1863. Reconstructed again 1907-9 in late Scots gothic manner, ashlar, P Macgregor Chalmers, Architect. 9 bays, 2 west arches of nave and some of cylindrical nave

piers original. Monument to Archbishop Sharp + 1679; white and black marble, kneeling effigy on sarcophagus, flanked by Corinthian columns, bas relief; executed in Holland. Furnishing, 2 oak stalls 16th century, and fine stained glass (from restoration) by Douglas Strachan, Louis Davis and others.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



Inv 452(il). Ecc. Arch v.III p.45 (il). Walker, Pre-Ref. Chs. (Plans and Elevations). OSA v.XIII p.210. NSA v.IX p.470, 479. Kirk, St Andrews (il). Old St. Andrews p.15 (il). W E K Rankin, The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, St Andrews Pre-Reformation St Andrews:

Character and Tradition (il). R G Cant, St Andrews Architects pt.II.

Building News Oct. 2, 1863.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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