Basic Site Details

Name: St Andrews Free Church
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Church of 1851-52 identical to Free St Bernard's in Edinburgh. Cost of 1926-8 church: 14,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Martyrs Free Church  
Item 2 of 3Martyrs UF Church  
Item 3 of 3Martyrs' 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 1North StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818431844ConstructionFirst church
Item 2 of 826 June 1843 Foundation stoneFirst church
Item 3 of 818511852 First church remodelled
Item 4 of 8c. 1913(?)c. 1914(?) Organ case
Item 5 of 81922  Plans for new church on same site
Item 6 of 819261928 New church built on same site, re-using material from John Milne church
Item 7 of 89 February 1928 OpenedNew church
Item 8 of 8c. 1933  New hall


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 6John MilneArchitect 18511852First church remodelled (same site)
Item 2 of 6(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 1913c. 1914Organ case
Item 3 of 6Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceA19221928New church on same site (planned 1922, built 1926-8), re-using material from John Milne church
Item 4 of 6James ScottArchitectA19221928New church on same site (planned 1922, built 1926-8), re-using material from John Milne church
Item 5 of 6Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceBc. 1933 New hall
Item 6 of 6James ScottArchitectBc. 1933 New hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 5Cant, Ronald Gordon1967St Andrews Architects, II St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1967p 16
Item 3 of 5Ewing, W Annals of the Free Church  Volume II, p 152
Item 4 of 5Lamb, John Alexander (ed)1956The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1900-1929 Edinburgh & London: Oliver and Boydp 378
Item 5 of 5Wright, Katherine Mary  Gillespie & Scott in St Andrews: the inter-war years, 1919-1939 University of St Andrews, School of Art History dissertationpp67-69

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1 December 1922CXXIII p 849
Item 2 of 4St Andrews Citizen11 February 1928   
Item 3 of 4St Andrews Citizen17 March 1928   
Item 4 of 4Witness8 July 1843   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40795 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR S/29
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 2205, 2206