Sub-fonds MS 17/6 - Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans

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MS 17/6

Title

Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk: inventories and plans

Date(s)

  • 1931 (Creation)

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17 items

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Biographical history

The firm of Thomas Thornton, Son & Co was formed c. 1880 when Thomas Thornton set up with his son William. Thomas Thornton had previously been in partnership with James Patullo as Patullo & Thornton. In 1972 Messrs Thomas Thornton, Son & Co merged with Messrs Dickie, Gray, MacDonald and Fair, to form Thornton and Dickie WS. In 1982 the firm became Thornton, Dickie and Brand WS, and is now known as Thorntons WS Solicitors & Estate Agents.

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Scope and content

Inventories and valuations of furniture etc., in Thornton Castle, Laurencekirk belonging to Mrs Thornton and Miss Scott and 13 plans of buildings belonging to the Thornton Estate surveyed by Northern Assurance Co Ltd. Thornton Castle, near Laurencekirk in the parish of Marykirk, Kincardineshire is known to date back to at least 1531. It was an ancient seat of the Strachan family. The property was acquired by Alexander Crombie, an advocate and land agent, in 1804, was considerably refurbished in the following years, and was later owned by Sir Thomas Thornton.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are on paper and include outsize plans. May require conservation

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Related units of description: MS 17P/157 Map of the Thornton Estate 1892 MS 17P/20 Drainage plan of a house in Dudhope Terrace for Sir Thomas Thornton

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MS 17/6

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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  • English

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