Basic Site Details

Name: St Leonard's Church and hall
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: St Leonardís Church Dunfermline, which was dedicated on the 17th inst has been erected from the designs of Mr P MacGregor Chalmers of. Glasgow. The east end of the nave is arched and opens into a semi-circular apse. The walls of the interior are finished in stone and the roofs are open to the ridge. The whole work has been designed in a simple pre-Norman style, the chief feature of the exterior being a tall round tower 100 feet high, finished with a conical roof. Accommodation is provided for about 720 worshippers and the church will have cost £5,000 when the halls are completed.
[British Architect 23 September 1904 p235]

DUNFERMLINE. - St. Leonard's Established Church, which is connected with the Abbey Church, was dedicated on Saturday by the Presbytery of Dunfermline. The church, which has been erected by the trustees of the late Mr. William M'Laren, who left funds for the purpose, consists of a nave with two side aisles, the northern of which also contains a gallery and transept for choir and organ. The east end of the nave opens into a semicircular-vaulted apse, which contains an oak carved communion-table and ministers' seats. The pulpit is also of oak. The walls of the interior are finished in stone, and the roofs are open to the ridge. The whole work has been designed in a simple pre-Norman style, the chief feature of the exterior being a tall round tower finished with a conical roof at a height of 100ft. Accommodation is provided for about 720 worshippers. The cost has been about £5,000. The architect was Mr. P. Macgregor Chalmers, Glasgow. [Building News 23 September 1904 p450]

Cost £5,000-£6,000. 723 sittings

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Brucefield ChurchYes 

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 1St Leonard's Church, Brucefield AvenueYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519031904  
Item 2 of 517 September 1904 Opened 
Item 3 of 51907 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 51908  Hall completed
Item 5 of 5c. 1920  Apse chairs

People

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 2Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect 19031904 
Item 2 of 2Robert Henderson MotionArchitect c. 1920 Apse chairs

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p186
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1907   778
Item 3 of 3Scott, Hew Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydvolume V, p41

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect19 August 1904LXXII Supplement pp15-16
Item 2 of 7British Architect27 February 1903  p164 - plans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 3 of 7British Architect23 September 1904  p235
Item 4 of 7Builder LXXXIV p72
Item 5 of 7Building News LXXXIV p283
Item 6 of 7Building News23 September 1904  p450

Item 7 of 7The Bailie10 September 1919   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild Folders 3420 and 3215
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26024