Ross Priory

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

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.

Related entity

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 the relationship

Description of relationship

The Leith Buchanan family owned Ross Priory for many years.

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Institution identifier

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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