Basic Site Details

Name: Cupar Free Church
Town, district or village: Cupar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Replaced earlier church of 1844.

Builder: Alexander Ramsay. Cost: 10,000 (partly defrayed by legacy of 7,500 from Sir David Baxter of Kilmaron).

Alternative Names

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

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 2BonnygateYes 
Item 2 of 2South Union Street Original address?


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318751878  
Item 2 of 328 July 1876 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 3November 1878 Opened 


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 3Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18751878Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 3Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18751878Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 3James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18751878Won competition to secure job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Ewing, W Annals of the Free Church  Volume II, p 148 (for origins of congregation)
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p162
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1876   641
Item 4 of 4Groome, Francis H1883Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect1876XVI p 70
Item 2 of 7British Architect19 November 1875IV  
Item 3 of 7British Architect28 July 1876VI p 57
Item 4 of 7Builder1876XXXIV pp 371 & 794
Item 5 of 7Building News1878XXXV p 409
Item 6 of 7Building News1890LVIII p 335 - obituary of Campbell Douglas
Item 7 of 7RIBA Journal1910v17London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24237 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)