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Queen Anne Street, Statue of Ralph Erskine to South of Former St Andrew's Erskine Church

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0721 / 56°4'19"N

Longitude: -3.4605 / 3°27'37"W

OS Eastings: 309181

OS Northings: 687551

OS Grid: NT091875

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PGJQ

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TMBW

Entry Name: Queen Anne Street, Statue of Ralph Erskine to South of Former St Andrew's Erskine Church

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394328

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46944

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Alexander Handyside Ritchie, 1849. Polished sandstone ashlar full-height statue of Ralph Erskine on square-plan sandstone ashlar pedestal. Stepped plinth and moulded cornice to pedestal; carved foliate frieze; dado inscribed with name of figure and date (1849) in Roman numerals.

Statement of Interest

Alexander Handyside Ritchie was a well known Edinburgh sculptor who executed a number of high profile commissions including the Wallace statue in Stirling. The Rev Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) was one of the founders of the Secession Movement, following his deposition by the General Assembly in 1740. Shortly afterwards he established a congregation in a meeting house which was built on this site. In 1798-1800 it was replaced by the present building just to the N, subsequently named in his honour. See separate list description for former St Andrew's Erskine Church.

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