Basic Site Details

Name: Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: St Andrews (later, Buckhaven)
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Originally built in St Andrews, it was taken down in 1870 and rebuilt in Buckhaven as Buckhaven Free Church. Now converted to secular use.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 6Buckhaven Free ChurchYesDemolished in St Andrews in 1870 and re-erected as Buckhaven Free Church
Item 2 of 6Buckhaven Parish Church  
Item 3 of 6Episcopal Chapel, North Street  
Item 4 of 6St Andrews TheatreYes 
Item 5 of 6St Andrew's TheatreYes 
Item 6 of 6St David's 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 3Church Street, BuckhavenYes 
Item 2 of 3North Street, St Andrews  
Item 3 of 3Randolph Street, Buckhaven  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418241825 Original building
Item 2 of 41854  New front
Item 3 of 41870  Demolished and re-erected at Buckhaven as Buckhaven Free Church
Item 4 of 419621969 Plans for new lighting scheme dated.


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 5William BurnArchitect 18241825Original building (seated 170, cost 1,400)
Item 2 of 5(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practice 1854 New front
Item 3 of 5(Sir) Giles Gilbert ScottArchitect 1854  
Item 4 of 5Adam Elliot WatsonArchitectC19621969New lighting scheme.
Item 5 of 5Haxton & WatsonArchitectural practiceC19621969New lighting scheme.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cant, Ronald Gordon1991St Andrews Architects Three decades of historical notes (Revised text), St Andrewsp120
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p105
Item 4 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp66

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22711Buckhaven, Church Street, St Andrew's Theatre
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Managers' Minutes and Deacons' Court Minutes CH3/581/1 , p36
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1960/4/1-2
Item 4 of 4Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore224299