The Salvation Army, Glenrothes

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 26110 00400, map


Address

Caskieberran Road
Glenrothes
Fife
KY6 2NR
Scotland

Introduction

The Salvation Army hall in Glenrothes is a fairly large building, situated on a corner plot between Caskieberran Road and Melvinch Place. There are grass covered grounds to the front of the building and a tarmac car park to the rear. A recent brick-built extension is attached to the side of the original hall.


Description (exterior)

The original building is a single-storey structure with a shallow-pitch roof and lean-to additions on two sides, one of which provides the main entrance into the building on the north side. The entrance is a wide rectangular inner porch, with double doors within. There are short, wide rectangular windows that extend around the sides of the building. The exterior walls are rendered and painted. At the rear of the building is an additional doorway with an external stair and a ramp with handrail provides a disabled entrance. The large extension at the east end creates a T-plan structure for the Salvation Army building. It is brick built and of a similar height as the original building. It has small rectangular windows and a cross (created from darker bricks) in the north gablehead. At the junction of the extension and the original hall, on the north elevation, there is a wide double doorway with windows and a disabled ramp in front. There is a small rear doorway with external stairs in the south-west corner to provide access to and from the car park and it may also serve as a fire exit.

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Description (interior)

The main area used for worship and other events is within the more recent extension, which is bright and open-plan. A slightly raised platform with a lectern against the east wall is the main focal point and where services are normally conducted from. Moveable and stackable chairs can be arranged in the large room. Smaller offices or meeting rooms are located at the north end of this room and other doors provide entrance into the original hall building, which is used for a variety of events and activities.

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People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Salvation ArmyDenominationNOW

Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1980A)

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 10631