Basic Site Details

Name: Leng Memorial Chapel, lodge and gateway, Vicarsford Cemetery
Town, district or village: Forgan
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Carver James Bremner, sculptor. Mason was John Henry White who had worked on St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh and the restoration of Iona.

Built as a memorial to Sir John Leng's first wife, Emily Cook, died 1892. When she died she was not yet Lady Leng (Buildings of Scotland is incorrect). Leng was knighted in 1893.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Vicarsford Cemetery ChapelYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Chapel  
Item 2 of 3Lodge  
Item 3 of 3Gateway  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Vicarsfield CemeteryYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5 1899Construction 
Item 2 of 51895  Being built
Item 3 of 51895 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 51898 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 51985c. 2013RepairRepairs to masonry, roof and leaded glass windows. Provision of lighting and heating.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5Thomas Martin CapponArchitectA18951899 
Item 2 of 5William Gillespie LamondArchitectAc. 18981899Perhaps perspective only - as senior assistant to T M Cappon
Item 3 of 5Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorC1985c. 2013Repairs to masonry, roof and leaded glass windows. Provision of lighting and heating.
Item 4 of 5James Walter Thorburn Simpson C1985c. 2013Repairs to masonry, roof and leaded glass windows. Provision of lighting and heating.
Item 5 of 5Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceC1985c. 2013Repairs to masonry, roof and leaded glass windows. Provision of lighting and heating.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1895 Supplement p6
Item 2 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1895, no 1592
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1898   378
Item 4 of 5Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   
Item 5 of 5Small, Gordon2009The Lengs: Dundee's other Publishing Dynasty Dundee: tay Valley History Society (ref no D78) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architectural ReviewMay 1899V, no 30 XXVIII
Item 2 of 5Builder LXXVI p375
Item 3 of 5Building News LXVI p507
Item 4 of 5Building News LXVIII p693
Item 5 of 5Dundee Advertiser3 April 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8863