City Architecture Office was appointed by the Rosyth Parish Church to undertake an intrusive survey to establish the extent of repairs required to make the building habitable once more.|
The survey report identified:
- The existing condition of the roof structure and coverings, rainwater goods, below ground drainage, all other timber elements, render, masonry, windows and doors.
- The extent of dry rot and other infestations.
- Recommendations to make the building wind and watertight, eradicate any rot, infestations.
- Provided budget costs for carrying out essential and desirable works.
- Drainage issues.
The survey report has been used to inform and support an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the repair works, with the support of the Church of Scotland.
Re-instatement works will be sensitively undertaken in accordance with Historic Scotland and Fife Council Listed Buildings requirements. Major challenges include the replacement of the roof slate and the eradication of extensive dry rot.
Further issues are the practical provision of heating and insulating the church. These will be dealt with separate to the HLF works.
The building has a rectangular-plan nave with a projecting octagonal-sided miniature chancel to W and short lower-height wing to NW. Eclectic church with a square-plan corner tower (at SE angle) with ogee roof rising to and octagonal belfry. The 7 bay buttressed nave is harled with droved sandstone ashlar dressings. |
The interior of the church is open to the roof with timber collar-beam trusses incorporating king and queen post arrangements. The floor is timber and there is a boarded timber dado to the perimeter.