Basic Site Details

Name: Leven Free Church
Town, district or village: Leven
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Leven (N. B.): Free Church.—On Tuesday se'nnight this building was opened for service. The church exteriorly, is rather a handsome one, and the internal fittings are tasteful and substantial; but there is a defect in the inside which mars the effect of the design. The side walls are so low, and the gallery so close up to it, that the upper part of the windows are all but hidden. The architect was the late Mr. Hay. The entire cost of the building was £.3,100. [Building News 20 December 1861 p1009]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Leven Forman Parish Church  
Item 2 of 4Leven Forman UF Church  
Item 3 of 4St Andrew's ChurchYes 
Item 4 of 4St Andrews 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 2Church RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Durie StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218601861 Opened December 1861
Item 2 of 21911  Organ designed (& installed)


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 5J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA18601861 
Item 2 of 5James Murdoch HayArchitectA18601861 
Item 3 of 5John HayArchitectA18601861 
Item 4 of 5William Hardie HayArchitectA18601861 
Item 5 of 5Henry Francis KerrArchitect 1911 Organ designed (& installed)

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Bain HallCost: £830.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p311
Item 2 of 2Walker, David M2002Presbyterian Variations on Themes by Sharpe and Pugin:The Scottish Work of the Hays of Liverpool Architectural Heritage XIII, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp99-127p124

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News20 December 1861VII p1009
Item 2 of 3East of Fife Record14 December 1861   
Item 3 of 3North British Advertiser28 April 1860   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46494