Old Free Church

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Building summary
Old Free Church.jpg
Name Old Free Church
Address Pleasance (or New Road), Falkland
Postcode KY15 7AN
Other names United Free Church
Parish Church Hall
Date 1844
See map Map D (36)
OS grid ref NO 25476 07469
Latitude & longitude 56°15'13"N 3°12'15"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31293 / 12/01/1971
Address/Site Name Parish Church Hall, New Road

Dated 1844, originally Free Church. Plain gothic rectangle coursed rubble, 2-window gable front with Y-tracery and bellcote, small single-storey south verstry & c. wing.

Statement of special interest:

Elevated site, prominent position overlooking East Port.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 69
Address/Site Name Parish Church Hall, East Port

Dated 1844: oblong with Gothic belfry: coursed rubble and slate: elevated·site: originally Free Church

Old Free Church is a former place of worship (United Free Church) in Pleasance / New Road, Falkland, now converted to a private house.

In the 1843 ‘Disruption’ many ministers and congregations broke away from the "Established" Church of Scotland to form the Free Church of Scotland. Falkland’s Free Church was built the very next year in an elevated position facing down the High Street. In 1929 what had become the United Free Church was reunited with the Church of Scotland, and there was no longer a need for two church buildings in Falkland. The former Free Church was used for a time as a church hall, but is now a private residence.

Previous uses

Place of worship (United Free Church), later a community hall from (?) 1975 to early 2000s.[3]


Renovated early 2000s ?[3]

Further references

Prominently sited simple Gothic box built in 1844–5. Small spired bellcote with gableted openings.[4]


  1. HES record for LB31293
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Information from occupier.
  4. Gifford, Fife page 218.

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