Basic Site Details

Name: Lochgelly Free Church
Town, district or village: Lochgelly
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Lochgelly UF Church  
Item 2 of 3Macainsh Parish Church  
Item 3 of 3St Serf's Parish ChurchYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41849  Some inconsistency about the date of this church appears in HS list
Item 2 of 419 July 1857 OpenedBuildings of Scotland research notes give 1857; Groome gives 1858.
Item 3 of 41880  New gallery, porch rebuilt, platform extended etc
Item 4 of 41884  Extension to session hall


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 6___ DownieArchitectA18371858 
Item 2 of 6James RobertsonBuilderA18571858Acted as builder
Item 3 of 6James M ThomsonArchitectB18791880New gallery, porch rebuilt, platform extended etc
Item 4 of 6Robert Thornton ShiellsArchitectB18791880New gallery, porch rebuilt, platform extended etc
Item 5 of 6Shiells & ThomsonArchitectural practiceB18791880New gallery, porch rebuilt, platform extended etc
Item 6 of 6Andrew ScobieArchitect 1880 Extension to session hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 2 of 2Houston, Archibald McNeill1924Auchterderran Paisleyp207

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47755 
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Managers' Minutes and Deacons' Court Minutes CH3/864/2 Meeting from 5 July 1879 to January 1880; 13 August 1884 and 3 December 1884