Falkland Parish Church

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Building summary
Falkland Church.JPG Church and Fountain
Name Falkland Parish Church
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names The Established Church (1900s)
Date 1848–50
Architect David Bryce
See map Map T (22)
Map D (18)
OS Grid Ref NO 25242 07414
Latitude & longitude 56°15'12"N 3°12'29"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category: B
Reference / date LB31254 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Falkland Parish Church High Street

David Bryce 1849. Early pointed, 4-bay rectangle with 5 bell tower, lucarned and pinnacled broach spire: stugged ashlar, slated.

Statement of special interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 1
Address/Site Name Falkland Parish Kirk

1849: Gothic: oblong: south belltower with lucarned spire: ashlar and slate

Falkland Parish Church is a Church of Scotland place of worship, and one of the most prominent buildings in Falkland, situated on the north side of the High Street. It is said to be the thrid church on the same site, replacing the original church at Kilgour.

The Bruce Fountain is opposite the church.

Paid for by Mr & Mrs Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce.

Special features

Organ by William Hill & Son and Norman & Beard, 1930.[3]

Former ministers

  • 1898–1912: Rev. A. Lyon Johnston
  • 1912 onwards:Rev. J. K. Russell

Further references

"[...] Very competent, but the grey stone's texture makes it unlovable. Standard mid-C19 Presbyterian rectangle, the bulk disguised by gableted buttresses. Against the S gable, steeple with a lucarned spire, its profile a distinctive feature of the town seen from a distance. Impressive interior. [...]"[3]

"This church was built in 1850 on the site of two previous buildings (sites 10552, 10553). The first church was erected in 1595 after Falkland received its royal charter. It was replaced in 1620 but the building was said to be in poor condition by the 1840s, necessitating its demolition. The present church was built between 1848 and 1850, and consists of a four bay main cell and a three stage tower. The church is built on rising ground in the centre of the village and faces south onto the High Street.[4]


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