Records of the Chapel of St Ronan's Home, Dundee

Scope and Content

Register of baptisms 1950-1973; register of confirmations 1951-1964; register of services 1928-1974; certificate of registration: Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

St Ronan's Home is the successor of a Home founded by Lady Jane Ogilvy in 1848 for Rescue Work. It was endowed by Mr J Guthrie Davidson and established in Paton's Lane, Dundee, moving to Dalkeith Road in 1914. The work of the Home came to an end in 1920, but the Governors were unable to sell the building. In 1924 the Governors came to an agreement with the Social Service Board to carry on the work there, and the Home became a maternity centre for unmarried mothers until 1974. Whilst the Home was used by the Social Service board the Governors remained the owners of the property and endowments, and in 1974 the property reverted back to them.


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Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the Diocese in 1997 (AccM/345).


Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, February 2002.

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Additional Information

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