St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife

  • All Saints Episcopal Church

    The present All Saints Episcopal Church is at the corner of North Street and North Castle Street.      To the north lies St Andrews castle, and the ruins of the cathedral are visible from the south east corner of...

    East window
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  • Baptist Church

    This Baptist church was built in 1842 and the congregation moved there from the Congregationalist Church in Market Street that October. It is rectangular on plan and occupies quite a narrow site, between Rose Lane on the west and Madras ...

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  • Bishops Wood, Magus Muir

    The site contains three monuments in close proximity to each other, either on or near the site of the murder of Archbishop Sharp, in the wood at Magus Muir. They were all either built or restored by John Whyte-Melville in 1877. &nbs...

  • Blackfriars Chapel

    Blackfriars chapel was built in 1525 as an addition to the original 13th century friary.   The Blackfriars were Dominican Friars or preachers who were introduced to St Andrews by Bishop Wishart at some point after 1274. The cha...

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  • Boarhills Church


    Boarhills Church lies south-east of St Andrews, close to the A917.   It is oriented east-west and was built south west of the village of Boarhills by the local architect, George Rae betwee...

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  • Brethren Assembly

    The Christian Brethren Hall, situated at 20 Greenside Place, was first built in 1938, owned by a Harold P. Thorpe of Chesire. It appears that it was created in the space of two of the terraced cottages, and that it was purpose built for ...

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  • Burgher Kirk

    This building was used as a Burgher Kirk from 1774 until 1826.    The building dates from the early eighteenth century. It was renovated in 1964 and part of the building is now used for commercial purposes.

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  • Burgher Kirk


    The Burgher Kirk in St Andrews occupied an early eighteenth century building, originally built as a barn and stable. It was used as a kirk from 1749 to 1774. In 1954 it was reconstructed by the St Andrew...

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  • Catholic Centre


    This building, known as Canmore, is opposite St. James' Catholic Church, and houses the Catholic Centre for the University of St Andrews. In the building is St. Margaret's Chapel, which is used as a plac...

  • Chesterhill Chapel

    The remains of this chapel were uncovered when the present church at Boarhills Church was built (site number: 4668). It may date back as far as the 9th century.

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  • Congregational Church

    This congregational church was built in 1854 by the architects Andrew Kerr and Jesse Hall.  The church was a large double-gable fronted building of grey sandstone with steps at the entrance.   It was demolished in 1983. &n...

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  • Cross

    A stone cross in the precincts of St Andrews Cathedral.

  • Former Catholic Church

    This Roman Catholic church was built on The Scores in St AndrewsBy 1909 the congregation had out-grown the church and a new church was built nearby. Local businessmen saw the potential of the ‘tin tabernacle’ and it was event...

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  • Former St. Mary's Church

    St. Mary's Church was built by William Burn of Edinburgh in 1839, on the south side of St Mary’s Place.      It was built to accommodate the growing congregation of Holy Trinity Church in South Street but f...

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  • Franciscan Friary (Greyfriars)

    A Franciscan Friary (Greyfriars) was established in St Andrews by Bishop Kennedy in 1458   and was built at the town's western limits. The church was built at the western end of Market St next to the Market Street  gate&nb...

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  • Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Howard Place

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in Howared Place, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St And...

  • Gospel Hall

    The Gospel Hall is situated in a small, terraced former residential stone dwelling, at no. 41 Market Street. It is believed the building was rebuilt in 1906, when it was converted from a residential property to an upholsterer's shop. It ...

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  • Guest Hall

    All that remains is part of a wall on a street called The Pends, between two school buildings belonging to St. Leonards School.   There are remains of vaulting ribs on the wall.

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    The parish church of Holy Trinity was built between South Street and Market Street in 1412. It replaced the earlier Holy Trinity of Kinrimund (1470).

       This church was an aisled cruciform building, with a tower at the ...

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  • Holy Trinity Church (20th Century)

    Holy Trinity Church was built in South Street, on a site central to the developing burgh, not far from the market place and the town house.  It incorporates the tower and other remains of the church begun in 1411 by Bishop Wardlaw a...

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  • Holy Trinity of Kilrimund

    This church was the first parish church for St Andrews, when it was known as the Church of the Holy Trinity of Kinrimund. Nothing remains visible of the church.

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  • Hope Park and Martyrs Church


    Hope Park Church was built in 1864-5 by Peddie and Kinnear. The church is tightly packed into a prominent corner site and its tower and spire can be seen from most areas of the town.   The chur...

    Southern elevation
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  • Inchmurtach Bishop's Palace


    There is a dovecot in a field at Kenlygreen, south of the road leading into the village of Boarhills, which it is alleged was built from the stones of the palace of Inchmurtach. More details are provided...

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  • Kingdom Vineyard (Cosmos Centre)

    The Kingdom Vineyard was initiated in St Andrews in 2004. After meeting initially in members' homes they hired a room in the Byre theatre once a month for a Sunday gathering. Since 2007 they have gathered in a room in the Cosmos Centre, ...

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  • Mansefield

    Mansefield was built,  facing north on the south side of St Mary's Place, in the early nineteenth century, and the ground floor was renovated in 1975.    It now houses the Chaplaincy for the University of St Andrews a...

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  • Martyrs' Church

    Martyrs' Church on South Street, St Andrews, was built in 1926-8 by Gillespie and Scott, influential architects in St Andrews, on the site of an earlier church, on the opposite corner from the first Free Church in St Andrews, and is the ...

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  • Nydie Mains Chapel Site

    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland suggest there may have been a chapel near a farm called Nydie Mains, not far from St Andrews, but no other information is currently available and no remai...

  • Old Congregational Church

    This site represents the first Congregational chapel in St Andrews and was situated almost directly opposite Logie's Lane, where 105 Market Street is located today. Prior to this, between 1804 to 1807, worshippers met in an old factory whic...

  • Peekie Mill

    Formerly a coaching Inn (Peekie Inn) this site was the meeting place of the Church of Christ from the mid 19th century to c. 1870. The location of the meeting place within this mill was probably due to the membership which was derived from ...

  • Pitmithie Chapel Site?

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  • Possible chapel site:18th Green

    A burial ground was uncovered at this site in the 1860s and it has been assumed this was a  chapel site, for which there is no other evidence.

  • Quaker Meeting House, Rose Lane

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in Rose Lane, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St Andrews...

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  • Quaker Meeting House, South Street

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in South Street, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St Andr...

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  • Religious Society of Friends - Quakers

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years. Three have sufficient documentation to be described, but there may well have been ...

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  • Salvation Army

    This building is one of a group of terraced houses built on the crescent-shaped Howard Place by the architect John Chesser between 1870 and 1876.    It is a two storey ashlar building with a slate roof.   &n...

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  • St Andrew's Episcopal Church

    St Andrew's Episcopal Church was built by R. Rowand Anderson between 1867-69. It is a large and imposing structure built in pointed rubble. It is cruciform in plan, with nave, side aisles and transepts. However, the transepts do not exte...

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  • St Andrews Castle Chapel

    The chapel was built in stone as part of the castle in the south east corner between the east wall of the foretower and a round tower,  and faced east- west.   The chapel is no longer standing.

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  • St Andrews Episcopal Church

    This former Episcopal church was built on a site in North Street and was completed in just over a year, opening in September 1825.    The architect was William Burn, who later went on to build Madras College in the town. I...

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  • St Andrews Free Church (Boys Brigade Hall)

    Although mainly for community use the Boys Brigade Hall is also used as a meeting place for the St Andrew's Free Church congregation.   The Hall is situated on the corner of Kinnessburn Road and Langlands Road


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  • St James Roman Catholic Church, St Andrews

    The Church of St James is on the edge of the cliffs at the west end of The Scores, St Andrews, aligned west-east and in a small enclosure.    Built in the Arts and Crafts Romanesue style, it was the first commission of the...

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  • St John's College

    St John's College and Chapel were founded in 1419. By 1538 the college buildings had been demolished and the site was used for St Mary's College.

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  • St Leonards College Chapel

    St Leonards College is now occupied by a girls' school on the site of the medieval college. The chapel lies on the south side of the college quadrangle. The chapel survives, belongs to and is used by St Andrews University. The college's ...

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  • St Leonards Parish Church

    The parish of St Leonards was an ancient one, which had an association with the University going back to the sixteenth century.   This was ended by a unilateral decision of the university in 1898 and the minister, the Revd. R.W...

    View of church
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  • St Mary on the Rock


    St Mary on the Rock was an early medieval church, dating to the 12th century.    It appears to have been built on the site of an earlier 9th century Culdee Church. Before 1290 St Mary on the Rock had...

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  • St Peter's Chapel, St Andrews

    Medieval records in St Andrews, including the Chartulary of the Priory and a monastic document of 1212, refer to a St Peter's Chapel being present in the town at this time. The foundations of a stone, possibly Romanesque, chapel and a nu...

  • St Regulus' Church

    This church was built around 1070 by Bishop Robert to house relics of St Andrew, and the immensely tall west tower, rising without interruption for 33 metres was a landmark for pilgrims.   In the 12th century the church was ext...

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  • St. Andrews Cathedral

    Described as very possibly the first generation of Gothic architecture in Scotland (Fawcett, 2002). St. Andrews Cathedral was founded in 1160-1 and consecrated in July 1318.  It was the conventual church of the priory of Canons Regu...

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  • St. Magdalene's Chapel

    This site,  to the south of St. Rule's Church (site no.1472) n the precinct of St Andrews Cathedral,  was excavated but the foundations that were revealed have now been covered over.   It is thought to have dated to t...

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  • St. Nicholas' Hospital (site of)

    St. Nicholas's hospital no longer exists as a building above ground level.  Its remains and associated burial ground suggest that it was a twelfth century leper hospital.    The date of foundation is unknown, but a ch...

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  • St. Salvator's College Chapel

    The College of St. Salvator was established in 1450 by the Bishop of St Andrews, James Kennedy. The properly funded and organised building was thought necessary to solve the university's lack of previous success (founded 1410-14). Religi...

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  • Step Rock

    This is the site of burials of unknown date which were exposed in a sheltered part of the cliff during building works in the 1980s.

    Step Rock
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  • Strathkinness Free Church (now Strathkinness Village Hall)

    Strathkinness Free Church was built in 1867 on the west side of the main street,  three years after the parish church was completed (site number: 7800).   It faces east towards the centre of the village, and  is now t...

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  • Strathkinness Parish Church

    Strathkinness Parish Church was built between 1863 and 1864 on the western edge of an area of common land in the centre of the village. The Free Church (site 8055),  on the Main Street, is visible to the southeast. The church consis...

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  • Strathyrum Cross

    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in 1909 (D H Fleming) reported the mention of a cross called the 'Slutharis Cros' in an indenture of 1405. It was said to have been located to the west of St A...

  • The Hallow Hill Long Cist Cemetery

    The site is located on a low hill which is surrounded by two burns, on the western edge of modern St Andrews.
    This site was excavated in 1860 when 20 buials in long cists (stone coffins) were uncovered; a 'short cist' with Roman artefac...

  • United Presbyterian Church

    Congregation moved from Burgher Kirk at 141 South Street (site no: 4719) in 1827. In 1865 they moved to Hope Park Church.