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St. Bridget's Church

A Category A Listed Building in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0398 / 56°2'23"N

Longitude: -3.3345 / 3°20'4"W

OS Eastings: 316956

OS Northings: 683795

OS Grid: NT169837

Mapcode National: GBR 23.RDTQ

Mapcode Global: WH6S4.RGC5

Entry Name: St. Bridget's Church

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334790

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3667

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalgety

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Pre-Reformation Single-chambered church altered in 16th
and 17th cents. Rubble. Roofless. Buttress at S.E. angle.
Forestair at E. end to former Donibristle loft. Burial
aisles on N. and S. sides. DALGETY AISLE (early 17th cent.)
at w. end. Z-plan. 2 storeys. Ashlar lower floor is burial
vault (with remains of Chancellor Seton). Upper floor
reached by turnpike stair has two rooms panelled in stone
and gives on to former loft. Interior of church contains
piscina and interesting sepulchral monuments.

Statement of Interest

Consecrated 1244. Abandoned 1830; roof removed by Lord

Moray. Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline (1555-1622)

Lord Chancellor of Scotland acquired Dalgety estate from

Abernethy family in 1593. It eventually passed to Earl of

Moray who joined it to his Donibristle and St. Colme

estates. There is no trace now of Dalgety House.

Scheduled Monument 28 April 1999.

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