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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 79385 93684
  • Coordinates: 279385, 693684


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).




About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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