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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 01/03/1996


  • Local Authority: Fife
  • Planning Authority: Fife
  • Parish: Markinch

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 28559 232
  • Coordinates: 328559, 700232


Peter Sinclair, 1953. Rectangular plan, horizontal emphasis, functionalist hall church in N European modernist vein with pyramidal roofed, square belltower. Harl with stone (concrete?) cills. Pointed arch, ashlar doorway.

TOWER: largely free standing tower (engaged at NW); deep set, 2 leaf panelled timber door to N surmounted by small commemoration stone ?To the Glory of God, 29th September 1953?; 3 small windows on returns to right and left at ground and 5 narrow windows close to eaves at each face. Decorative wrought iron weathervane finial.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 13 small, regular windows close to eaves of steeply pitched roof. Lower, flat roofed extension clasping NE corner.

E ELEVATION: gable with cruciform window at centre, small window to left at ground and lower flat roofed extension adjoining at outer left.

W ELEVATION: blank gable over lower, flat roofed extension.

S ELEVATION: projecting wing with adjoining later extensions.

Small pane glazing in hopper type windows. Red tiles. Ashlar coped skews.

INTERIOR: wide chancel arch of chamfered, polished ashlar with stained glass cross window at centre; round headed window with leaded, small pane, coloured glass in returns to N (hall) and S (vestry); fixed elders seats and panelled timber pulpit, Communion Table and font. Folding decorative wrought iron chancel screen gates. Flanking 2 leaf doors in round headed doorways. Commemorative stained glass windows by John Blyth. Advanced, raised stage to W.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Cruciform stained glass window gifted by Glenrothes Development Corporation to mark the 25th anniversary. Woodside and Auchmuty was the first area of Glenrothes New Town to be opened in 1951, with St Margaret's its first Church of Scotland parish church.



Gifford FIFE (1992), p235. R Lamont Brown DISCOVERING FIFE (1988), p79.

About Designations

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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