Basic Site Details

Name: Kinghorn Parish Church
Town, district or village: Kinghorn
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Leonard'sYes 

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 1NethergateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101774 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 1018501851Plans drawn upRepairs proposed (Colvin indicates that he thinks this work was executed) or new church.
Item 3 of 101851  New church - proposals
Item 4 of 1016 June 1890  Repairs proposed
Item 5 of 101894  Rebuilding
Item 6 of 1014 July 1894 Plans approvedFor rebuilding
Item 7 of 1020 July 1895 OpenedChurch re-opened after rebuilding
Item 8 of 101933  Font
Item 9 of 10December 1935  Kirk Session approved of plans for alterations - interior renovation and external harling
Item 10 of 10February 1937  Presbytery approved of plans for alterations - interior renovation and external harling


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 10George Paterson G1774  
Item 2 of 10James Gillespie Graham  1851 Plans for repairs (Colvin indicates that these were executed) and for new church.
Item 3 of 10Thomas Hamilton  1851 Plans prepared for new building - not executed?
Item 4 of 10William Little E23 May 1851 Prepared plans for improvement and repairs to new church
Item 5 of 10William Little D8 January 1853 Prepared specifications in accordance with earlier plan
Item 6 of 10Arthur George Sydney Mitchell A1894 Rebuilding
Item 7 of 10George Wilson A1894 Rebuilding
Item 8 of 10Sydney Mitchell & Wilson A1894 Rebuilding
Item 9 of 10William Williamson C1933 Font
Item 10 of 10William Williamson B19351937Interior renovation and external harling


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p270
Item 3 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp48

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Building News LXIX p138
Item 2 of 4Fife Herald28 November 1850   
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Sentinel30 November 1850   
Item 4 of 4North British Advertiser3 January 1852   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register36241 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors Records HR 238/2, 23 May, 26 June, 23 October, 1851, 23 February 1852; HR 238/3, p13, 31-2, 35
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Presbytery Minutes CH 2/224/12 pp261-2, 283, 289-90, 316; Ch 2/472/17, 15 October 1933, 18 December 1835, 5 February 1937
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/35/1