The Church - or Kirk to use the Scots term - dates from the 12th Century and has been in continuous use since then.
The Parish Kirk of Crail was founded in the second half of the twelfth century, though the site appears to have older religious associations. In its first form it consisted of an unaisled rectangular nave and chancel of Romanesque design.
In the early thirteenth century a tower was added at the west end and the nave was re-built with arcades of six gothic arches opening to north and south aisles and a new arch opening to the chancel.
The rich furnishings of the church and its chapels are fully recorded in “The Chartulary of the Collegiate Church of Crail”.
and community of Crail, the collegiate church with its
rents for the sustentation of the Church, college and hospital.
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