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3 Kirk Brae Ceres Parish Church (Formerly Main Street) Ceres

A Category B Listed Building in Ceres, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2936 / 56°17'37"N

Longitude: -2.9719 / 2°58'18"W

OS Eastings: 339942

OS Northings: 711668

OS Grid: NO399116

Mapcode National: GBR 2J.7J94

Mapcode Global: WH7S9.B21K

Entry Name: 3 Kirk Brae Ceres Parish Church (Formerly Main Street) Ceres

Listing Date: 10 August 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333277

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2363

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ceres

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Parish: Ceres

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated JC 1806 (probably for John Corstorphine
architect-builder of Kingsbarns) at door lintel. Originally:
rectangular plan, 2-storey 3-window treatment of flanks,
ground floor openings in arched recesses west side, 2 arched
windows (reglazed) N gable, piended roof; square tower south
gable, 3 narrow round-arched openings each face, crenellated
parapet and obelisk pinnacles. South and west fronts droved
ashlar, remainder rubble. External appearance subsequently
modified, octagonal drum and stone spire added 1851-2, Hugh
Birrell of Drumeldrie architect, outer openings of original
belfry stage built up on George Rae's advice; considerable
repairs 1853; Hugh Birrell; piends of roof removed and gables
built John Milne of St Andrews 1865. Interior: U-plan gallery
on timber Roman doric columns (additional 4 inserted in
accordance with original plan in 1829) swagged frieze,
original table pews and pulpit, restored I G Lindsay. Glazing
mainly original. 15th century recumbent effigy in vestibule.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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