"BARONY, locating Barony on a map can be a somewhat perplexing business - for you will almost certainly fail to locate it on any modern map! Today, what was Barony parish has long been eaten up by the city of Glasgow. In the past it represented lands which were to the north of the city and which were, in those days, more rural - they included Maryhill, Lambhill, Bishopriggs, Kelvinside, Possil, Balornock, Springburn, Provanmill, Millerston, Dennistoun, Garthamlock, Carntyne, Palton, Barlanark, Shettleston, Tollcross and Barrachnie. (Some of these cross parish boundaries).
The one reminder of the name Barony is the former Barony Church, now Strathclyde University's Barony Hall, which is located directly opposite Glasgow Cathedral (see photograph below). "
Dates of Old Parish Registers
The former Barony Church, pictured right, is now Strathclyde University's Barony Hall and is their main hall for Graduation ceremonies.
Pictured is a Congregation gathered to witness one such ceremony.
- Churches in Barony:
You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barony area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.
The Statistical Account for Scotland, Barony Parish published in 1799 (written about 1791 to1798) has been transcribed by Linda Nisbet from New Zealand.
Over the years many Glasgow streets have been renamed for various reasons. This site lists some of the streets affected.
The book "A Guide to Glasgow Addresses 1837-1945", which gives details of street name changes in the city, is available from the Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
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