Basic Site Details

Name: St Serf Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Burntisland
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Cost of 1903-5 building: c. 2,500. Builders: J Jackson & Son.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cromwell RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Ferguson PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 6c. 1855 Build/constructionOriginal building - built to a height of 15 feet and then abandoned.
Item 2 of 61877 Build/constructionIron church built
Item 3 of 61879 Destruction/demolitionCarpenter church demolished
Item 4 of 619031905 New building
Item 5 of 62 July 1904 Foundation stoneNew building
Item 6 of 625 July 1905 OpenedConsecrated


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 4Richard Cromwell CarpenterArchitectAc. 1855 Commenced by Carpenter (built to a height of 15 feet and then abandoned) and completed by Slater after his death
Item 2 of 4William SlaterArchitectAc. 1855 Commenced by Carpenter and completed by Slater after his death - this has yet to be confirmed
Item 3 of 4William Roger Simpson (or Roger Simpson)Architect 19031905Appointed as architect to design new church but Bishop Wilkinson declined to agree with his appointment. He became master of works after F L Pearson provided design.
Item 4 of 4Frank Loughborough PearsonArchitect c. 1903 New building: provided sketch design - executed by W R Simpson as master of works

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 1St Serf's Episcopal Church HallCost c. 400.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p113
Item 2 of 3Lye, Margaret2010A Guide to Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane Margaret Lye/Lulupp132-136
Item 3 of 3Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook Various years; dates to be checked   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5ArchitectEarly 1901LXV p 225
Item 2 of 5Scottish Chronicle1905I p 366
Item 3 of 5Scottish Guardian6 March 1903   
Item 4 of 5Scottish Guardian8 July 1904XXXIV p 434
Item 5 of 5Scottish Guardian15 July 1904XXXIV p 451

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22772