Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
St Andrews
NO 50997 16844
350997, 716844


Founded 1450. 7-bay aisleless with 3-sided apse (windows to S

only, N wall blind), 116' tower and 16th cent. stone spire;

ashlar built; gate 16th cent., re-erected from original

materials; interior had pointed barrel vault demolished 1773,

James Craig, architect; Sacrament House; monuments Bishop

Kennedy +1465, rich vaulted semi-octagonal niche, much

damaged; another segmental headed recess; Hew Spens +1534

slab with raised relief; John Home +1754 raised marble slab.

Pulpit late 16th cent. from Town Kirk. Restorations and

additions: tower parapet Robert Matheson 1851; buttress

pinnacles and tracery 1861-3 also Matheson; further repairs

Matheson tracery partly replaced; refurnishing by Reginald

Fairlie from 1931. West Building: 15th cent., 3-storey,

4-window with lower wing to court; panelled Hebdomadar's

Room; cloister with semi-elliptical arches 1849, William

Nixon, architect.



Cant, St. Salvator's College and St. Salvator's Chapel.

Ecc Arch v.III p.199. (il & plan).

Walker Pre Ref Chs (plan elev, etc.).

Billings v.I, 16, 17 (pre-restoration).

OSA v.XIII p.192 et seq.

NSA v.IX p.492 et seq.

PSAS v.XII p.220, LIV p.416, LXII p.202-3, 215.

Nuttgens, Fairlie p.33.

Kirk, St. Andrews (il).

Old St. Andrews p.25.

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 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 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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