Basic Site Details

Name: Largo Parish Church
Town, district or village: Upper Largo
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost: 2,570.

Inscription in nave attributes work to Leslie.

Improvements at the expense of John Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618161817 earlier tower and chancel incorporated into cruciform church
Item 2 of 611 December 1893  Proposals for restoration approved by Heritors
Item 3 of 61894  Restoration and reconstruction
Item 4 of 628 March 1894  Proposals approved by Presbytery
Item 5 of 6c. 1910  Proposed scheme for gas lighting ; pulpit and stair
Item 6 of 61968 Alteration/conversionRearrangement of interior


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 10Alexander LeslieArchitect 18161817 
Item 2 of 10Alexander McRaeArchitectA1894 Restoration - as assistant to Honeyman & Keppie
Item 3 of 10Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA1894 Restoration
Item 4 of 10John HoneymanArchitectA1894 Restoration
Item 5 of 10John KeppieArchitectA1894 Restoration
Item 6 of 10Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1910 Proposed scheme for gas lighting ; pulpit and stair
Item 7 of 10James Ross GillespieArchitectB1910 Proposed scheme for gas lighting ; pulpit and stair
Item 8 of 10James ScottArchitectB1910 Proposed scheme for gas lighting ; pulpit and stair
Item 9 of 10L A Rolland & PartnersArchitectF1965 Rearrangement of interior
Item 10 of 10Lawrence ('Larry') Anderson Lyon RollandArchitectF1965 Rearrangement of interior


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Gilmour, Sir John of Montrave 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 7Eunson, Eric and Band, John2000Largo: an illustrated history Stenlakepp137-139
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p421
Item 4 of 7Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp174
Item 5 of 7RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 6 of 7RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   
Item 7 of 7Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp161-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News LXCIII p426

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8989 
Item 2 of 5Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors Records HR 372/2, 11 December 1893
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Presbytery Minutes CH 2/1132/11, p307, 331-2
Item 5 of 5St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1163