Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 28559 232
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 Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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