Auchterderran Old Parish Church

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 21430 95980, map


Address

Woodend Road and Balgreggie Road
Fife
Scotland

Introduction

This church is said to have been constructed in 1059 and is the earliest known church on this site,   However, it is very likely that people had been using the location for worship for hundreds of years.   The church was demolished in 1789 and materials from it were used to construct the present Auchterderran-Kinglassie Parish Church (site : 2156). The chancel of the church was converted into a mausoleum for the Kininmonth family c.1676, which lies to the east of the present parish church.    In the south wall of the building there is a seventeenth century monument depicting a prominent skull and crossbones.

J Dowling 2017


Description (exterior)


Description (interior)


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Pre-reformation Church of ScotlandDenomination1059-1676

Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1000)
    The church is said to have been constructed in 1059.
  • Church: Alteration/conversion (1676)
    The chancel of the church was converted into a mausoleum to be used by the Kininmonth family.
  • Mausoleum: Build/construction (1676)
  • Church: Destruction/demolition (1789)
    Materials used to construct new parish church (site no: 2156).

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 52897
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 2157

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Buildings of Scotland: FifeGifford, J1988p.76