West Parish Church

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 16520 91380, map


Address

Broad Street
Cowdenbeath
Fife
Scotland

Also known as:

  • West Church

Introduction

This church was constructed in 1896-8 on the corner of Broad Street and Natal Place. It was built to accommodate the growing congregation of Beath Parish Church (site numer: 3799; now called Beath and Cowdenbeath North Church).

In 1968 a new church (site number: 7757) was built in Sinclair Drive to replace this church, which closed for worship at this time. The new building took over the name of this church.

This building was recorded as not being in use in 1988 and has since been demolished.


Description

West Parish Church

The parish church was located in the centre of Cowdenbeath and would have been visible from a large distance due to the tower and steeple on the corner of the building. The church has now been demolished, having been replaced in 1968 by a new church in Sinclair Drive (site number: 7759).

Two red brick built buildings now occupy the site. On the adjoining plot on Natal Place there is a large two storey sandstone building. This has the date 1906 above the first floor bay window. It is possible that this once served as the manse for the church.


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Church of ScotlandDenomination1897-1968

Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1896 to 1898)
    Opened June 1898.
  • Church: Destruction/demolition (1990 uncertified)

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Dictionary of Scottish Architects - Online databaseReference: M026323
Canmore - Online database View Canmore Report Online: 239757

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Buildings of Scotland: FifeGifford, J1988p. 131
Old CowdenbeathHutcheson, J.1998p. 8