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16 (PART) AND 18 BOW STREET, ERSKINE OF GOGAR'S HOUSE (COMMONLY KNOWN AS DARNLEY'S HOUSE)LB41239

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
04/11/1965
Local Authority
Stirling
Planning Authority
Stirling
Burgh
Stirling
NGR
NS 79385 93684
Coordinates
279385, 693684

Description

Late 16th century to early 17th century. Tenemental townhouse, renovated 1957-58 4-storey, 3-bay, L-plan, main block and wing extending to rear entered through pend. Squared rubble and ashlar front, rear part rubble, part harled. Cill band to dormerheaded windows, crowstepped gables

W (BOW STREET) ELEVATION: 4 recessed openings at ground with door to centre left, broad pend to outer right with armorial panel below round-arched head. Regular fenestration above, windows at 1st enlarged, 3 dormerheads, 2 gabled, 1 semicircular. 19th century panel set into facade between 1st and 2nd floors (see Notes).

E ELEVATION: single bay set back with door at ground, windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd, single bay to left to left with pend at ground and single pitched roof at 1st, windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

S ELEVATION: 15-step flight to right at ground, 2 windows at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, advanced section to left, advanced section to left with gable end exposed at 3rd.

Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing. Grey slates to steeply pitched roof, stacks to each gable with 6 cans.

Statement of Special Interest

The 19th century panel states the house was the nursery of James VI and of his son Prince Henry but this tradition like that which associates the house with Darnley does not seem to be supported by much evidence, more probably the house should be associated with the Erskines of Gogar. The other part of No 16, is within the close, listed separately as Moir of Leckie's House (below).

References

Bibliography

C McKean STIRLING AND THE TROSSACHS (RIAS 1994), p28. RCAHMS INVENTORY No 235.

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