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Tayport, Queen Street, Episcopal Church

A Category C Listed Building in Tayport, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4451 / 56°26'42"N

Longitude: -2.8817 / 2°52'54"W

OS Eastings: 345738

OS Northings: 728446

OS Grid: NO457284

Mapcode National: GBR VN.4SQJ

Mapcode Global: WH7RK.P8YH

Entry Name: Tayport, Queen Street, Episcopal Church

Listing Date: 25 November 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393870

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46529

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tayport

County: Fife

Town: Tayport

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

T Martin Cappon, 1896. Small single storey, cruciform-plan, gothic-detailed church with polygonal chancel and 2-bay nave. Red brick with painted stone lintels, cills and base course. 2-stage, sawtooth-coped, brick dividing and angle buttresses; traceried windows, that to E pointed-arch. Timber mullions.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: gabled elevation with large, 4-light pointed-arch window breaking into mock half-timbered gablehead.

W ELEVATION: polygonal chancel projecting to centre bay with later out-of-character dry-dash lean to bay to centre face,

and small 2-light traceried window to each flanking canted face. Outer bays with 2 light window to left and single light window to right (both traceried).

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: traceried window to each bay of nave to centre and right, transeptal gambrel-roofed porch in bay to left with panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight on return to right, and projecting lower piended bay with small window to each return.

N ELEVATION: mirrors S elevation but transeptal bay with 4-light window and 2-light windows to returns (all traceried).

Coloured leaded glass to chancel windows, horizontal 3- and 4- pane glazing patterns to traceried window, 4-pane glazing to timber sash and case window at porch.

Small Westmoreland grey slates with terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Tall battered stacks; deeply overhanging eaves and exposed moulded rafters.

INTERIOR: timbered roof braces on stone corbels; timber pews and dadoes, and small carved reredos.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low saddleback-coped rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Carefully detailed traceried windows. Unusual use of brick in this location.

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