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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH (TOWN KIRK), SOUTH STREETLB40633

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 28/04/1959

Location

  • Local Authority: Fife
  • Planning Authority: Fife
  • Burgh: St Andrews

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 50917 16665
  • Coordinates: 350917, 716665

Description

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.

References

Bibliography

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 Designations

Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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