Kilconquhar Old Parish Church

National Grid Reference (NGR): NO 48560 02030, map


Address

Main Street
Kilconquhar
Fife
KY9 1LQ
Scotland

Also known as:

  • Kilconquhar Cum Capella (c1176)
    Canmore notes an early reference to this site.

Introduction

 

The remains of the old church at Kilconquhar stand on the eastern edge of the graveyard surrounding the present parish church (site number 4699). There are three arches, each approximately twelve feet wide. The burial ground surrounds the new and old parish churches on all sides. Memorials to the east of the churches are associated with the old parish church, and there are several with mortality symbolism.


Description

The old parish church was a sandstone structure.




People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Pre-reformation Church of ScotlandDenominationC1176-1560
Church of ScotlandDenomination1560-1820
Benedictine Nunnery of North BerwickOwner1200-C1560

Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1176)
    The earliest known reference to a church at Kilconquhar.
  • Church: Custodial Transfer (1200)
    The church was granted to the convent of North Berwick.
  • Church: Consecration (1243)
    Re-dedicated.
  • Church: Destruction/demolition (1820)
    The church was rebuilt.

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Historic Scotland Listed Building Reports - Online databaseView HS Listing Online: 8505
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 32551
Historic Scotland Listed Building Reports - Online databaseView HS Listing Online: 8506
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 1232

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Discovering FifeLamont-Brown, Raymond1988pp. 170-172.
Buildings of Scotland: FifeGifford, J1988p. 260