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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 79206 93710
279206, 693710


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.



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



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

About Listed Buildings

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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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