St Mary's Chapel

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 09120 86880, map


Address

Elgin Street
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 7PN
Scotland

Introduction

This chapel is said to have been towards the north end of what is now Elgin Street in Dunfermline. It may be a chapel referred to in charters as early as the fourteenth century, which mention a 'Lady Chapell near Dunfermling' and 'Virgin Chapple near Dunfermling'. The chapel was destroyed by Cromwell's troops in the 1650s and was certainly ruinous by 1783. The final remains were removed in 1814, though there may be evidence of the building under modern developments.


Description (exterior)


Description (interior)


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Pre-reformation Church of ScotlandDenomination

Events:

  • Chapel: Build/construction
  • Chapel: Destruction/demolition (1650)
  • Chapel: Abandonment (17l0)
  • Chapel: Removal (1814)
  • Chapel: Removal (1814)

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 49350
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 2262

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Regality of Dunfermline CourtbookWebster & Duncan, J.M1953
Annals of DunfermlineHenderson, E.1879p. 182
The Scottish Burgh Survey: Historic Dunfermline, Archaeology and DevelopmentDennison, E.P;Stronach, S.2007pp. 26, 38, 47, 94, 95, 116.