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Pathhead Court, Pathhead Evangelical Union Congregational Church and Church Hall with Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1203 / 56°7'13"N

Longitude: -3.1495 / 3°8'58"W

OS Eastings: 328629

OS Northings: 692544

OS Grid: NT286925

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.LDD3

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.LFGG

Entry Name: Pathhead Court, Pathhead Evangelical Union Congregational Church and Church Hall with Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392485

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45543

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1869. Rectangular-plan, plain, castellated Tudor gothic church with 5-bay nave and battlemented porch. Narrow ashlar blocks with ashlar dressings, rubble to sides and harl to rear. Pointed-arch openings, hoodmoulds to S, stone mullions and chamfered arrises.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gabled elevation with just 'crenellated' porch, 2-leaf timber door and plate glass fanlight with flanking narrow bipartite windows all below continuous hoodmould; date to centre above. Recessed face of church with tall windows flanking porch and raised centre tripartite window in gablehead below 2 tiny lights flanking corbel of crenellated, polygonal turret finial.

N ELEVATION: 2 tall windows flanking oculus in gablehead.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: 5 tall regularly disposed windows.

Diamond-pane leaded glazing with coloured margins. Grey slates. Ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

INTERIOR: fixed timber pews and boarded timber dado. Coloured glass to N windows.

HALL: L-plan hall to N. N gable with pointed-arch window flanked by square-headed windows, and further pointed-arch window to W gable.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The Evangelical Union first met in Pathhead Town Hall in 1865; the Church was formed on 22nd September 1867, with the building opened for public worship on 27th July, 1870. Due to fire damage the church was closed for a while in 1956 with meetings being held in the nearby canteen of Messrs M Nairn & Co. The church was re-dedicated on 14th October, 1956. In 1993 the congregation joined the Association of Congregational Churches in Scotland, and in 1994 became the Scottish Area of the Congregational Federation.

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