Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NS 79261 93808
279261, 693808


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.



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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  1. Stirling,Argyll Lodging,houseSM90286

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument

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