Barony Church, Glasgow

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Barony Church, Glasgow

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Description area

Dates of existence

Built 1889

History

The Barony congregation of the Church of Scotland was in existence for several hundred years in Glasgow, in the neighbourhood of Glasgow Cathedral. When the old church building was deemed to be in a state of terminal disrepair, the congregation and their minister, the Reverend John Marshall Lang, raised funds for a new building. The new Barony Church, located on the opposite side of Cathedral Square, the site of the former Townhead Gas Works, was opened in 1889. In 1985, the final service was held in the church and the building was sold to the University of Strathclyde. After its restoration, for which the University was awarded international prizes, the building came into use as the University's Barony Hall, hosting graduations, examinations and functions. The Barony congregation dispersed in 1985.

Places

Glasgow, Scotland

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Sanderson, (William) Roy, 1907-2008, Church of Scotland minister (1907-2008)

Identifier of the related entity

P0586

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1939-1963

Description of relationship

Sanderson was minister of the Barony Church from 1939-1963.

Related entity

Lang, John Marshall, 1834-1909, Church of Scotland minister (1834-1909)

Identifier of the related entity

P0588

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Lang was minister of the Barony parish from 1873-1900.

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0088

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, March 2011. Revised January 2013.

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