Basic Site Details

Name: Dysart Free Church
Town, district or village: Dysart
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The earlier Dysart Free Church of 1844 was sold to the Earl of Rosslyn and replaced by this one, later becoming a Masonic Hall - see separate entry.

The Mackintosh decorations were painted over but were recovered by conservators in 2004-2005.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Dysart Parish Church  
Item 2 of 3Dysart UF Church  
Item 3 of 3St Serf's Parish ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2West PortYesBoth spellings appear in sources
Item 2 of 2WestportYesBoth spellings appear in sources


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318721874  
Item 2 of 31873 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 31900  Decorations by Mackintosh


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 4Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18721874 
Item 2 of 4Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18721874 
Item 3 of 4James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18721874 
Item 4 of 4Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitect 1900 Decorations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 9Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Pressp113
Item 2 of 9Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudsonp211
Item 3 of 9Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p288
Item 4 of 9Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1874   623
Item 5 of 9Groome, Francis H1883Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland   
Item 6 of 9Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdp 181
Item 7 of 9Livingstone, P K1957St Brycedale Church, Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Company Limitedpp165-6
Item 8 of 9RSA1875   905
Item 9 of 9Scott, Hew Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Edinburgh: Oliver & BoydVol IX, p 474

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect1872VII p 245
Item 2 of 6British Architect1874I p 412
Item 3 of 6Builder1875XXXIII p 213
Item 4 of 6Building Newsc. 1872XXVIII p 301
Item 5 of 6Building News1890LVIII p 335 - obituary of Campbell Douglas
Item 6 of 6Dekorativ KunstMarch 1902 Alex Kochp 210

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register36427 
Item 2 of 2Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 304