Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church and church hall
Town, district or village: Leven
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Some of the material of this building came from R C Carpenter's unfinished St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Burntisland which was demolished in 1875 (see separate entry).

Seated for 270

Marble altar and reredos by Charles Eamer Kempe

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Leven Episcopal Church Alternative original name prior to dedication
Item 2 of 2St Margaret's Queen of ScotlandYes 

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 1Victoria RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618771881Build/constructionMasonry reused from St Stephen's Burntisland
Item 2 of 61877  Plans prepared
Item 3 of 620 July 1880 Opened 
Item 4 of 620 August 1881 Consecrated 
Item 5 of 61902  Church hall
Item 6 of 621 April 1903 Completion 


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Item 1 of 5(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 1877 Superseded by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie - but his plans which included a circular tower were not used.
Item 2 of 5Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectA18771881Won and executed commission
Item 3 of 5James MatthewsArchitectA18771881Won and executed commission
Item 4 of 5Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceA18771881Won and executed commission
Item 5 of 5Alexander Cumming DewarArchitect 19021903Church hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Cunningham, Andrew S1925Leven and its environs  p41
Item 2 of 5Lye, Margaret2010A Guide to Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane Margaret Lye/Lulup92-95
Item 3 of 5McKinstry, Sam1991Rowand Anderson, the Premier Architect of Scotland Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Pressp212
Item 4 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp67
Item 5 of 5Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook1881 1881  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Dundee Courier22 April 1903   
Item 2 of 5Scottish Guardian25 May 1877XIII p272
Item 3 of 5Scottish Guardian15 June 1877XIII p309
Item 4 of 5Scottish Guardian6 August 1880II, NS p330
Item 5 of 5Scottish Guardian1 May 1903XXXIII p270

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37347