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CHURCH OF THE HOLY ROOD ST JOHN STREETLB41083

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1965

Location

  • Local Authority: Stirling
  • Planning Authority: Stirling
  • Burgh: Stirling

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 79206 93710
  • Coordinates: 279206, 693710

Description

Cruciform. Lower stages of oblong west tower and nave,

1456-circa 1470, nave 5-bay, piers circular except for

shafted eastmost pair. Clerestory vaulted aisles, original

wooden roof; St Mary's Aisle at NW bay 1484, largely

demolished 1818; St Andrew's Aisle in angle of N transept,

before 1483, vaulted rectangle. Choir 1507-1540, higher than

nave on steeply sloping site, 3-bay with vaulted aisles and

triforium (now converted to clerestory) original wooden roof

(lined on inside 1869), 3-sided apsed presbytery with pointed

barrel vault: tower completed, John Couttis master mason in

1529, plain battlemented, upper 2-stages set back N and S

sides. Church divided 1656. East Church altered 1803, James

Millar (Stirling): West Church altered 1818, porch, St Mary's

Aisle, Bowye's Aisle and W. doorway removed, new tracery,

James Gillespie Graham. Additions, J T Rochead, 1867.

Alterations to East Church, clerestory etc James Collie

(Bridge of Allan) 1869.

Restoration of West Church 1911-14, Dr Thomas Ross. General

restoration, removal of division wall, completion of

crossing, transepts and porch, James Miller (Glasgow)

1936-40. Pulpit, 17th century reconstructed 1911-14.

Bells: 2 by Chapman 1781, Ouderogge 1657, and one 15th

century. Stained glass, chancel window, East Church, to

memory of John Cowane, 'Last Supper and Sermon on the Mount'.

Glasgow Society of the Sons of the Rock, in memory of their

visit to Stirling, 1868 'Christ teaching in the Temple' etc,

both by James Ballantine (Edinburgh); good S transept window

of the Seasons by Douglas Strachan 1945 etc.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

James VI (1567-1629) crowned in church on 29th July, 1567.

References

Bibliography

Inv.131 (il & plan) Ecc. Arch. III p315 (il & plan)

OSA VIII p278

NSA VIII P423

Cant & Lindsay

Old Stirling p12 Transactions, Stirling Natural History and Archaeological Society, Various dates to 1937-8

Ronald Landmarks of Old Stirling (ils & plans)

Numerous undated cuttings, Scrapbook. Stirling Public Library

Shearer's, Historical Guide to Stirling p63-64

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