Ross Priory

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Corporate body

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Ross Priory

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        Description area

        Dates of existence


        The estate of Ross Priory on the shores of Loch Lomond was owned by the Leith Buchanan Family for many years. The present house of Ross Priory (a fine example of Gothic architecture) was designed in 1810 by James Gillespie.

        In 1925, the estate was leased by Major George Christie, a businessman with interests in the local textile industry. Christie purchased the estate in 1949 and lived there until 1969. He was responsible for designing the informal garden and collecting plants on trips to the Himalayas.

        In 1972, the estate was purchased by the University of Strathclyde.


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        Relationships area

        Related entity

        Ross Priory Club (1973 to date)

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        Description of relationship

        The University of Strathclyde bought Ross Priory and established Ross Priory Club there.

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        University of Strathclyde (1964 to date)

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        Description of relationship

        Strathclyde University purchased Ross Priory.

        Related entity

        Leith Buchanan family ()

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        Dates of relationship

        Description of relationship

        The Leith Buchanan family owned Ross Priory for many years.

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        GB 249

        Rules and/or conventions used

        ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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        Dates of creation, revision and deletion

        Created by Victoria Peters, February 2010.




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