St Athernase Church by nodrognai

St Athernase Church

This historic church is considered to be Fife’s finest surviving example of Romanesque arechitecture. It is located on high ground in the centre of Leuchars, in the medieval centre of this village. It was built by Robert de Quinci in 1183-1187 and dedicated by Bishop de Bernham in 1244. An octagonal bell turret was built in the seventeenth century during alterations to the church, while the nave was rebuilt in 1856-1858 by John Milne, during which time restoration work was also undertaken.


A roughly oval-shaped graveyard surrounds the church on all sides. It features many eighteenth and nineteenth century gravestones, the oldest of which are to the south west of the church and feature some mortality symbols


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lovely tones
November 24th, 2021  
What an interesting building, and I love your processing! I appreciate all the history too.
November 24th, 2021  
Lovely building and great architecture. FAV
November 24th, 2021  
What an usual but lovely building and interesting narrative.
November 24th, 2021  
That is such an unusual shape Ian I'm guessing it is dark inside
November 24th, 2021  
Very unusual building, I do like your choice of editing.
November 25th, 2021  
Great capture and information
November 25th, 2021  
A great piece of architecture and such a rich history. Fav
November 25th, 2021  
Good shot of this great looking building. One thing that jumps out at me, the church is leaning to the right.
November 25th, 2021  
Beautiful capture!
November 26th, 2021  
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