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Glasgow: the Royal Infirmary, the cathedral, and Barony Church. Line engraving by J. Swan after J. Knox.

Knox, James, 1866-

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In the foreground the street called Rottenrow. Left background, the Royal Infirmary building designed by Robert Adam and opened on 8 December 1794 (Jenkinson et al., op. cit. pp. 18-21). Centre, the cathedral Church of St Mungo. Right, Barony church, the parish church of Barony parish, designed by Robert and James Adam and built 1793-1800. "The building's design did not meet with universal approval and Queen Victoria's chaplain Dr Norman Macleod (minister of the Barony Church, 1851-1872) described it as "the ugliest kirk in all Europe." " (The Glasgow story website, accessed 3 March 2011)

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View of Infirmary, Barony Church &c. from Kirk Street. Drawn by J. Knox. Engd. by Joseph Swan.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; border 9.9 x 14 cm

Publications note

Jacqueline Jenkinson, Michael Moss & Iain Russell, The Royal: the history of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1794-1994, [Glasgow] 1994, f.p. 80

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17820i

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