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Inkle Factory Lane

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Inkle Factory Lane

This narrow passage called Inkle Factory Lane (inkle is a linen tape woven on a narrow loom and used to trim clothing and other items) led off from North Albion Street and later became simply a continuation of College Street.

The building in the centre was the first chapel in Glasgow to house a congregation of the Associate Presbytery, founded in 1733 after a schism in the Church of Scotland. The congregation remained there until 1821, when it moved to Greyfriars United Secession Church in North Albion Street. The old building was finally demolished c 1845, after serving briefly as a meeting place for a sect known as the Irvinites.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC f914.14353 STU

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Associate Presbytery, chapels, Church of Scotland, churches, inkle factories, Irvinites, lanes, linen factories, meeting halls, Seceders, Secession Church, sects



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