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Latitude: 56.2052 / 56°12'18"N
Longitude: -3.1343 / 3°8'3"W
OS Eastings: 329726
OS Northings: 701982
OS Grid: NO297019
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.F3S9
Mapcode Global: WH6RG.T9MB
Entry Name: Kirk Brae, St Drostan's Parish Church Session House
Listing Date: 24 November 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 382787
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37646
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
Traditional County: Fife
Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, 1879, incorporating remnants of early medieval church; minor additions James Gillespie & Scott, 1915. Single storey, crowstepped Session House at N boundary of Churchyard on ground sloping to N. Squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings; architraved doorcase and shouldered and round-headed openings.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: crowstepped gable end with medieval niche, remains of foliate capital (probably 13th century) supporting round-headed glazed niche with roll-moulded surround below crown canopy (late medieval) at centre and timber door in shouldered doorcase to right, churchyard gate adjoining at left; louvred arrow slit at gablehead.
S ELEVATION: 4 irregularly displaced windows with gas meter box below window in bay to left.
N ELEVATION: window to outer right and left.
E ELEVATION: timber door in wide squareheaded doorcase (altered) below small fanlight and relieving arch, louvred arrow slit at gablehead.
8- and 16-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows; 9-pane glazing pattern in fixed niche window. Graded grey slates. Coped ashlar stack with cast-iron downpipes and decorative rainwater hoppers.
INTERIOR: principal room with open-beam ceiling.
Executed 1879 from altered 1875 drawings. Prior to its current siting, the medieval niche housed the collecting plate. Contributions were so poor, however, that the Kirk-Session posted a member behind the window to ensure that each person contributed.
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