Basic Site Details

Name: Kirkcaldy UP Church
Town, district or village: Sinclairtown, Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The memorial-stone of the new UP church in Loughborough-road, Sinclair-town, Glasgow, was laid on Monday. The new church, which is now almost completed, is in the Gothic style, and is seated to accommodate 800 persons. It is provided with front and side galleries, and the seats in the area of the church are all arranged in circles so that the sitters face the minister. The building is situated on a commanding site, and has a spire rising to a height of 115ft. The architect is Mr. Baldie, Bath-street, Glasgow. The cost of the building is 5,000, exclusive of site.[Building News 23 September 1881 p407]

This was an extension church. Congregation dissolved in 1969.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Loughborough Road Parish ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 3Loughborough Road UF Church  
Item 3 of 3Loughborough Road UP Church  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Loughborough RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2September 1881 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 26 October 1881 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert BaldieArchitect 18801881 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p299
Item 2 of 3Scott, Hew Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Edinburgh: Oliver & BoydVolume X, p 283
Item 3 of 3Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, pp 360-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect24 September 1881   
Item 2 of 2Building News23 September 1881XLI p 407