Basic Site Details

Name: Wood Memorial Free Church
Town, district or village: Elie
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost 4,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Elie Free Church As referred to in 'Builder' reference to J A Campbell design
Item 2 of 2Wood Memorial 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 1Wood Memorial Church, Bank StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318851887 Competition held and church built
Item 2 of 31887 Opened 
Item 3 of 31931  Chancel and pulpit


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 6Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA18851886(?)Secured job after competition
Item 2 of 6Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceB1886 Unsuccessful competition design - placed ist or 2nd (Sydney Mitchell appointed)
Item 3 of 6John Archibald CampbellArchitectB1886 Unsuccessful competition design (Sydney Mitchell appointed)
Item 4 of 6George Penrose Kennedy YoungArchitect 1887 Unsucessful competition design - placed 2nd( or third?)
Item 5 of 6John Fraser MatthewArchitectC1931 Chancel and pulpit
Item 6 of 6Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceC1931 Chancel and pulpit


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p207n
Item 2 of 3RSA1886   1163
Item 3 of 3RSA1887   714 (Young design)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect27 June 1890XXXIII A G Sydney Mitchell design
Item 2 of 3Builder20 March 1886L J A Campbell design
Item 3 of 3Building News22 July 1887LIII A G Sydney Mitchell design p152

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/89
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/38/1-3