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CASTLE WYND ARGYLL LODGING (INCLUDING GARDEN WALL.) NOW YOUTH HOSTEL.LB41255

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 79261 93808
  • Coordinates: 279261, 693808

Description

Dated 1632 and 1674. Courtyard plan, 2/3-storey and attics

U-plan closed by front wall with heavily by rusticated arched

entrance, gateway on Castle Wynd. Original part North-East

angle 16th century reconstructed later, Short South wing and

then a North wing to Castle Wynd added late 16th/early 17th

century. Circa 1630-2, new East range and south range begun

(architect reputed Sir Anthony Alexander) Circa 1633-40

upper floors of west end of North range added: 1674 South

west part of South range and South wing demolished to ground

floor level 1852) added. Rubble-built (harl stripped 1975-6)

with margins, outstandingly rich detail, conical-roofed stair

towers, and Roman doric pilastered porch in court, pedimented

and strapworked heads to windows pilastered dormers and

armorial cartouche E range, some outstanding interior work

with balustraded timber stair, pedimented doorcases

sculptured chimneypieces and painted decoration.

Statement of Special Interest

Crown property.

Belonged to Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling from

circa 1630 until his death in 1640. Purchased by 1st Marquess

of Argyll 1655. Became military hospital in late 18th

century.

Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 90286.

References

Bibliography

Inv. 227 (il and plan) C & D Arch II p 417 (il & plan)

Nat Art Survey 1. 35-49 (ils plans elevs and dets) Cant &

Lindsay p.19

OSA VIII p 277

NSA VIII p 423

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