Dysart Kirk, near Kirkcaldy

Dysart Kirk and Community Hall

This interesting little church, known as Dysart Kirk, was built in 1874. The artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh visited it the kirk in 1900 and painted a mural in the north transept. This was thought to have been destroyed, but thankfully it was restored in 2004.

The bottommost image shows one of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh panels from Dysart Church, and is courtesy of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Unfortunately the church was shut when I wandered passed, so I was unable to see the Mackintosh mural.

Dysart Kirk and Community Hall
Dysart Kirk and Community Hall

 

Dysart Kirk Tower
Dysart Kirk Tower

 

Dysart Kirk Lightening Rod
Dysart Kirk Lightening Rod

 

One of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh panels at Dysart Church
One of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh panels at Dysart Church – Photo by Heritage Lottery Fund

 

 

4 thoughts on “Dysart Kirk, near Kirkcaldy

  1. I never knew that was a lightening rod! Like the way they curved it round the sphere. Saw some great Rennie-Macintosh over at the Glasgow Kelvin Grove Art Gallery & Museum.

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    1. Most churches and similar high buildings, tower blocks etc have lightning rods, Meg, it’s better that the lightning hits them, rather than anything else around 🙂 They are generally made of copper (very good conductor of electricity) and are connected directly to earth, so lightning will actually deviate from it’s course to travel down the rod 🙂
      I must have a look at the Rennie-Mackintosh when I’m next in Glasgow, it’s a great style that he developed.

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