Listed Building

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Local Authority
Planning Authority
Port Of Menteith
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NN 58303 1394
258303, 701394


Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Pair of fine early 19th century quatrefoil stone gatepiers enclosed in gothic cast and wrought ironwork of high quality. Located at the drive entrance to the Former Manse, now Menteith House.

Statement of Special Interest

Menteith House is situated to the N of Port of Menteith Parish Church (see separate list description) in the heart of the small hamlet of Port of Menteith. Dating from the late 18th century, it is much extended and aggrandised and it ceased to function as the manse in 1958.

Rev. William MacGregor Stirling (1771-1833), author of Notes, Historical & Descriptive, on the Priory of Inchmahome (1815) was minister at Port of Menteith and lived at the manse. He appears to have been a relation of the architect William Stirling I of Dunblane (1772-1838) and figures in his will. William Stirling I carried out many commissions in the area, including the Graham of Gartmore Mausoleum in Port of Menteith Churchyard (see separate list description). According to David Walker, the quatrefoil gatepiers to the entrance were designed by William Stirling. He also altered the manse at a cost of 90 pounds (Walker 1972, 46).



Stirling, William MacGregor, Notes, Historical & Descriptive, on the Priory of Inchmahome (Edinburgh, 1815); New Statistical Account (1845); Walker, David, 'The Stirlings of Dunblane and Falkirk', Bulletin of the Scottish Georgian Society, 1 (1972), 40-59; McKean, Charles, Stirling & The Trossachs: An Illustrated Architectural Guide, (RIAS, 1994), 115; Gifford, John & Walker, Frank A, The Buildings of Scotland: Stirling & Central Scotland (New Haven & London, 2002), 637. Additional information courtesy of present owners and David Mitchell of Historic Scotland (2004).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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