Kincardine Monument Cross

Kincardine Monument

Kincardine’s Market Cross dates from 1663, when the Town was created a Burgh of Barony under Alexander Bruce, the Second Earl of Kincardine, and is a scheduled ancient monument of national importance.

The cross had developed a significant lean and there were concerns that it would collapse, with the potential for the loss of the structure. In addition there was damage to the stone, including cracking, open joints and environmental soiling. Following detailed assessment of the cross, the recommendation was made to dismantle and reconstruct it on a new foundation.

Property Services provided Contract Administration, Structural Engineering and Quantity Surveying Services. Funding was provided through Scottish Power and Fife Council’s Town Centre Regeneration budget. The project has been driven by Kincardine Community Council.

The cross and steps were dismantled, and specialist stone repairs were done.


Location: Kincardine

Value: £60,000

Start Date: January 2014

End Date: August 2014

Main Contractor: Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation Ltd