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Limekilns Parish Church, Church Street, Limekilns

A Category B Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0342 / 56°2'3"N

Longitude: -3.4809 / 3°28'51"W

OS Eastings: 307822

OS Northings: 683355

OS Grid: NT078833

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.RXMP

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.HLNG

Plus Code: 9C8R2GM9+MM

Entry Name: Limekilns Parish Church, Church Street, Limekilns

Listing Name: Limekilns, Church Street, Limekilns Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 31 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332329

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1640

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

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1825. 2-storey, 3-bay classical church. Ashlar front; harled elsewhere. 2-storey Giant Order pilasters and full-width pediment to principal elevation. Raised dressings to openings, eaves course and vertical margins at arrises. Moulded raised dressings to base, band and eaves courses to principal elevation.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central replacement 2-leaf door; fanlight with oval cames; bracketed pediment. Single flanking windows; bracketed pediments; decorative, fluted consoles; flanking paired corniced pilasters. 3 1st floor windows centred above. Dominant moulded pediment.

W ELEVATION: door to right; 5 large round-headed ground and 1st floor windows.

N ELEVATION: single storey hall obscures ground floor. 2 round-headed stained glass windows to 1st floor of church; flanking 1st floor windows to outer bays. Two small windows in gable apex. Corniced, open stone bellcote at gable apex with single bell.

E ELEVATION: 5 large round-headed ground and 1st floor windows. Door to far left.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Raised skews; grey slate pitched roof.

INTERIOR: staircases in vestibule to left and right of main door lead to gallery. Doors to left and right lead into church; 3 sets of timber pews. Central communion table to N; timber communion table and raised pulpit with flanking steps. 2 round-headed stained glass windows flank communion table depicting Resurrection scenes. Gallery with timber frontage, supported on cast-iron columns hold 7 sets of pews. Cornice and central plaster ceiling rose. Walls painted in lime green; pews painted white.


Low rubble wall to front and sides; curved coping stones. Small entrance gate and steps to front; steps and gate to W lead to adjacent manse.

Statement of Interest

The church was built as a United Presbyterian Church upon the site of an earlier (1782) church. It was built to hold 1056 people (Groome). The bellcote was added by Hipolyte J Blanc, 1911, the Jacobean Renaissance pulpit was made by Mitchell & Kinghorn from an Ernest George & Peto design, 1883 and the windows were made by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake (Gifford). A brass plaque in the S wall states that the pulpit was donated by Sir Andrew Barclay Walker for his wife (b 1832- d 1882). There were choir pews to the E and W of the communion table which have been removed.

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