Friday, September 20, 2013

Rossie Priory, Inchture

Designed by William Atkinson, this country estate was built in 1817 for Charles, the 8th Lord Kinnaird.


1825 Etching of the Estate


Pre-1949 Aerial Photograph

Much of the 15 bedroom house was destroyed and then reconstructed after 1948. The west wing and 1866 chapel by T.S. Robertson were kept, but restored at the same time. 


1940s Reconstruction Plans - The Chapel is seen on the far left.


The altar with the geometric patterned Salviati mosaics from the chapel can now be found in All Souls' Church, Invergowrie. That church was opened in 1891 and consecrated in 1896. It's Lady Chapel received the altar with the reredos because the Lady Kinnaird was a patron of All Souls' Church and her son, the 11th Baron who ascended in 1887 was not an Episcopalian.


Today, the estate is open to guests as a hotel.

 

Sources:
Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 124.
Museo del vetro di Murano. Vetri artistici del primo Ottocento. Regione Del Veneto, 2006. 35.
Wikipedia 
Historic Houses Association 
Departures International 
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 
Historic Scotland 
Sacred Scotland 
British Listed Buildings

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