St David's Ramshorn Church, Glasgow

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Corporate body

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St David's Ramshorn Church, Glasgow

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Dates of existence

1720 to date

History

The original St David's Church was built in 1720, in the heart of the Merchant City of Glasgow. This building was demolished in the early 19th century to create a new road, Ingram Street, and a new St David's Church was built in 1824 on the same site. Thomas Rickman, a Birmingham architect, was chosen to design the new building, and his plans were modified by Dr James Cleland, Superintendent of Public Works in Glasgow. The church halls were constructed in 1920. By 1911, all thirty two windows had been filled with stained or painted glass, containing memorials to prominent citizens. Most of the stained glass was made in Glasgow, which was a world leader in stained glass at that time.

The Merchant City area declined during the 20th century and, with a dwindling congregation, the Church of Scotland sold the Ramshorn Church to the University of Strathclyde in 1982. The building later became the home of the Strathclyde Theatre Group. The University also had a much older connection with the Ramshorn, in that the University's founder, Professor John Anderson, attended the church in the 18th century and was buried in the crypt. His grandfather and namesake, the Reverend John Anderson had been its minister in earlier days.

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Related entity

University of Strathclyde (1964 to date)

Identifier of the related entity

C0047

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1982

Description of relationship

Strathclyde University purchased St David's Ramshorn Church in 1982.

Related entity

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher (1726-1796)

Identifier of the related entity

P0036

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

18th century

Description of relationship

John Anderson attended the church in the 18th century and was buried in the crypt.

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0061

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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Created by Victoria Peters, February 2010.

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