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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ASSEMBLY ROOM [Lanark] Assembly Room Mr Robert Smith. Provost
Mr Gray. Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan. Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne. Postmaster
025.15 South of, and adjoining to the Clydesdale Hotel.
Connected with the Clydesdale Hotel is the Assembly Room which was built in 1827. It is 46 feet long by 26 in breadth. It is well lit with gas and has a lofty Orchestra for musicians
History of Lanark.

It is a well built house. Kept in excellent repair and is the property of the Clydesdale Hotel Co. It is capable of accommodating 250 persons.
FRANCISCAN MONASTERY (Site of) [Lanark] Franciscan Monastery Mr Robert Smith. Provost
Mr Gray. Rector Grammar School
Mr Annan. Town Clerk
Mr Ballantyne. Postmaster
025.15 West of Assembly Room. South of Clydesdale Hotel.
Close to, and on the West side of the Assembly Room anciently stood a monastery of Franciscans of Grey Friars founded by Robert I.- The lands with which it was endowed seem to have been a little to the South West of the Inn from the circumstance of these grounds still bearing the names of Friars' Field - Friars' Lane. A General Chapter of all the Grey Friars in Scotland is said to have been held in Lanark in the 11th July 1400. In excavating the foundations in 1833 a number of human bones - a Scull with the teeth entire, and the top of an old wall was discovered. - History of Lanark

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