Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

View showing detail of ceiling of hall. Ross Priory.

SC 791758

Description View showing detail of ceiling of hall. Ross Priory.

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 791758

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Ross Priory, Entrance Hall, West Dunbartonshire This view taken in 1979 shows the ceiling of the entrance hall of the house, as designed by Gillespie Graham. The roundel is supported by plaster fan vaulting. The architect was one of the masters of the Gothic Revival in Scotland, and this is very accomplished work. The first house on this site was built in the 14th century for the Buchanans of Ross, and was rebuilt in 1695. The core of the 1695 house is the rear of the present building. Since the 1970s the house has been owned by the University of Strathclyde and used for staff recreation, and for reading parties. This house was extensively remodelled in 1810-16 at a time when medieval religion was very fashionable. There was no religious connection with the site, but the design has features associated with medieval church architecture. The architect, James Gillespie Graham, was a noted designer of churches. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH70

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/791758

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 791758) View showing detail of ceiling of hall. Ross Priory.

People and Organisations

Events

Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions