Basic Site Details

Name: Boston UP Church
Town, district or village: Cupar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Seated 600-700. Cost 550. Mason: William Reekie. Builder: George Smart. Latterly used as a bingo hall.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Boston UF Church  
Item 2 of 2Westport UP 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 1West PortYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718481851  
Item 2 of 720 June 1849 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 79 December 1849 Opened 
Item 4 of 71879  Alterations
Item 5 of 71881  Alterations
Item 6 of 75 February 1900 Plans approvedAlterations: heating, redecoration, lavatory in vestry, water motor for organ, etc.
Item 7 of 7c. 1920  Conversion to cinema


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 4John Dick PeddieArchitect 18481851 
Item 2 of 4James Ross GillespieArchitectB1879 Alterations
Item 3 of 4James Ross GillespieArchitectC1881 Alterations
Item 4 of 4Henry BruceEngineer 1900 Alterations: heating, redecoration, lavatory in vestry, water motor for organ, etc.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume I, pp 180 & 183

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News1900LXXVIII p 812

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Kirk Session Records CH 3/66/7, pp 116-8, 129-140 & 157; CH 3/66/9, 5 February 1900
Item 2 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 196
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryPlans Collection Managers Minutes CH3/66/7