Basic Site Details

Name: Burntisland UP Church
Town, district or village: Burntisland
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 5,500

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Burntisland UF Church  
Item 2 of 3Erskine ChurchYes 
Item 3 of 3Erskine UF 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 1Kirkbank Road, James ParkYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41902  Competition held
Item 2 of 41903 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 41903 Build/construction 
Item 4 of 414 October 1903 Opened 


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 4David RobertsonArchitect 19001902Unsuccessful designs, though would appear from Building News and British Architect 5 April 1901 that Robertson got as far as tendering his design.
Item 2 of 4William Roger Simpson (or Roger Simpson)ArchitectB19021903 
Item 3 of 4John Bothwell SteelArchitectA1902 or 1903 As assistant to John Bennie Wilson
Item 4 of 4John Bennie WilsonArchitectA1903 Build/construction


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 9Academy Architecture1903 Part 1 p58
Item 2 of 9Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburgh 
Item 3 of 9Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp46
Item 4 of 9Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1904   327
Item 5 of 9RSA1900   516 - Robertson design
Item 6 of 9RSA1902   749 - Robertson design
Item 7 of 9RSA1903   404
Item 8 of 9Sommerville, Iain2003Erskine Church, Burntisland, 1738-2003: a History of the Congregation Burntisland: Session of the Erskine United Free Church of Scotland 
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Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Architect5 April 1901LXV Supplement, p 9
Item 2 of 8Architect1902LXVII p 174
Item 3 of 8Architect1904LXXI p341
Item 4 of 8British Architect5 April 1901  pvii - contracts
Item 5 of 8Builder1901LXXX p 378
Item 6 of 8BuilderApril 1902LXXXII p401
Item 7 of 8Building News5 April 1901  pxiv
Item 8 of 8Fife Free Press17 October 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22850 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Bothwell Steel: L v5 no319 (microfilm reel 30)