Listed Building

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PARISH KIRK OF ST ATHERNASELB8842

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
17/10/1973
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Leuchars
NGR
NO 45542 21394
Coordinates
345542, 721394

Description

1183-7 (?) consecrated 1244. Romanesque chancel of approx square plan (19'9" x 18' internally) and apse (12' x 12'6"). Ashlar-built, 2 orders of arcades externally, lower order of chancel interlaced (considerably restored John Milne, St Andrews, 1858) sculptured corbel table at wall head. Wooden roofed choir, vaulted apse; re-roofed shortly before 1638, domed bell turret added at apse probably later in century.

Nave: aisleless rectangle, much altered Robert Balfour (St Andrews) 1812-14 when N. gallery stair was added; rebuilt 1858 John Milne, but incorporating some original masonry on N side, Victorian Romanesque with symmetrical S front having centre gable arch porch. Chancel re-opened into nave and other repairs and renovations, Reginald Fairlie 1914,

font also by him 1922. Monuments: Carnegie of Kinnaird 1565, Sir Wm (1584) and Lady Agnes (1635) Bruce of Earlshall slabs now within church.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Special value as the immediate surroundings of the Romanesque part of the church. Former items 454, 457-60, 463 are now either demolished or reconstructed.

References

Bibliography

OSA v XVIII p599 NSA v IX p221 (il & plan: good account by J McKinlay of Bo'ness) Ecc Arch v I p309 il & plan Inv 398 il & plan. Nuttgens, Fairlie p18, 19 full scheme of nave with W. tower based on foundations discovered in 1913 designed 1914 but not executed il plate 10.

J R Walker, Pre-Reformation Churches in Fife. Millar Fife v I p351 etc. Heritors' Records. The minutes of 1853-6 show that a report was obtained from David Bryce but its contents are not recorded: John Milne was engaged instead.

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