Records of Largo Free Church, Upper Largo United Free Church

Scope and Content

Session minutes, 1904-1924; Deacon's Court minutes, 1881-1924.

Administrative / Biographical History

At the time of the Disruption in 1843 the minister of the parish of Largo, and a substantial proportion of his congregation, adhered to the Free Church, and for a time worshipped in a temporary wooden building until the church of Largo Free Church was opened in 1844. Mission work was additionally conducted from 1884 in the district of New Gilston. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Largo Free Church became the session of Largo United Free Church and after a brief linkage with Lathones from 1917 to 1924, the congregation was dissolved.

Sources: John Alexander Lamb, The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland 1900-1929 (Edinburgh, 1956); W. Ewing, Annals of the Free Church of Scotland, 1843-1900 (Edinburgh, 1914), Vol II.

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Acquisition Information

Held under charge and superintendence of the Keeper of Records for Scotland.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project, based on description created by Lesley Doig and modified by Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project.

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Typescript catalogue available in St Andrews University Library Department of Special Collections and in National Archives of Scotland search rooms.

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