Maps of the Luss Estate belonging to Sir James Colquhoun, 1714-1786

Scope and Content

A book of maps of the estate of Luss belonging to Sir James Colquhoun baronet. Surveyed and planned by Charles Ross  1776

Administrative / Biographical History

Rossdhu, the seat of the Colquhoun family, lay in the parish of Luss, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, on the banks of Loch Lomond. Sir James Colquhoun ( 1714-1786 ) built the main house in 1774  near the remains of an older tower and a roofless chapel used as the family burying place. The estate lies 3 miles south of the village of Luss and includes a number of small islands in Loch Lomond. The estate belonged to the Earls of Lennox and went by marriage, in the reign of Robert the Bruce, to Sir Robert de Colquhoun. In 1884, Sir James Colquhoun, 12th Baronet (b1844) held 67,041 acres of land valued at 12, 846 per annum.

Francis H Groome (ed.), vol viOrdnance Gazetteer of Scotland ( Edinburgh, 1884 )


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Acquisition Information

Gift : ANL Munby : 1965 : ACCN 4138

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Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

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