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Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Genealogy Tours of Provand's Lordship Glasgow Scotland
Genealogy Tours of Provand's Lordship, Glasgow, Scotland. Provand's Lordship and the nearby Glasgow Cathedral, are some of the very few buildings from Glasgow's medieval period. Provand's Lordship is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral is the oldest building. Provand's Lordship was built in 1471 as part of St Nicholas's Hospital by Andrew Muirhead, Bishop of Glasgow, the Muirhead coat of arms is still visible on the side of the building. Provand's Lordship was likely to have been used to house clergy and other support staff for the Cathedral, providing temporary housing. The house later became occupied by Lord of the Prebend of Barlanark and perhaps was shared with the priest of St. Nicholas Hospital and Chapel and became known as Lord of Provan and then Provand’s Lordship.