Basic Site Details

Name: St Adrian's Parish Church
Town, district or village: West Wemyss
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: HS Lists state that Alexander Tod supplied the design and that A Stewart Tod executed it. This is incorrect as A Stewart Tod was less than a year old at the time the church opened. The confusion presumably arises from the fact that Charles R Tod, son of A Stewart Tod, altered the church in 1969, at which point he was working under the practice title of A Stewart Tod & Sons, A Stewart Tod having died in 1964.

Cost (excluding tower) 1,600

There is some conflict about the dates of this church - Cunningham gives 1895 as date of opening, whilst the 1890 date may have some from Stewart Tod. This needs to be checked.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41889 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 47 March 1890  Memorial stone
Item 3 of 49 November 1890 Opened 
Item 4 of 41969  Alterations


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 3Alexander TodArchitect 18891890 
Item 2 of 3Charles Robert TodArchitectB1969 Alterations
Item 3 of 3Stewart Tod & SonsArchitectural practiceB1969 Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cunningham, Andrew S1909Randolph Gordon Erskine Wemyss  p142
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p426

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News LVIII p397

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46066See Notes re: attribution