Listed Building

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1-3 The Esplanade, Stirling Castle, StirlingLB41284

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/11/1965
Last Date Amended
04/03/2019
Local Authority
Stirling
Planning Authority
Stirling
Burgh
Stirling
NGR
NS 79192 93920
Coordinates
279192, 693920

Description

This is an 18th century building with later additions and modern alterations. It was originally two buildings, one two-storey and the other four-storey due to the fall of the ground level. It is harled with whitewashed with painted margins and a slate roof. The buildings were converted into a visitor centre in 1971/2 by Johnston & Groves-Raines.

The southwest (Esplanade) elevation has two sections. The northwest end is a single-storey with basement with a bowed porch which replaces an old bowed stair. The southeast end has two-storeys with three bays and two piended dormers.

The northeast (Upper Castlehill) elevation is four-storey with six bays. The three bay southeast section has a central arched top floor window raised in the roof. The three bay northwest section has modern smoked glass oriels at the top floor.

Statement of Special Interest

18th century building with later additions and modern alterations. First mapped on John Wood's Plan of the Town of Stirling (1820).

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2019. Previously listed as 'ESPLANADE AND UPPER CASTLEHILL, LANDMARK VISITOR CENTRE (FORMER CASTLE HOTEL)'.

References

Bibliography

Gifford, J and Walker, F A 2002. The Buildings of Scotland: Stirling and Central Scotland. Yale University Press. New Haven and London.

Wood, J 1820. Plan of the Town of Stirling. Edinburgh. (https://maps.nls.uk/view/74400945)

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Related Designations

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    Status
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  2. STIRLING CASTLE SUNDIALLB41144

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
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  3. STIRLING CASTLE GREAT HALL (1503)LB41139

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
    Removed
  4. STIRLING CASTLE REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERSLB41145

    Designation Type
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    Status
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  5. STIRLING CASTLE (COMPRISING): OUTER DEFENCES THE COUNTER GUARD(1708-14)LB41136

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (A)
    Status
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  6. STIRLING CASTLE THE MINT (14TH CENTURY)LB41141

    Designation Type
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    Status
    Removed
  7. STIRLING CASTLE FOREWORK (1500-1510)LB41137

    Designation Type
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    Status
    Removed
  8. STIRLING CASTLE PALACE (1539-42)LB41138

    Designation Type
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    Status
    Removed
  9. Stirling CastleSM90291

    Designation Type
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    Status
    Designated
  10. Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders South African War Memorial, Stirling Castle Esplanade, StirlingLB41117

    Designation Type
    Listed Building (C)
    Status
    Designated
  11. STIRLING CASTLE CHAPEL ROYAL (1594)LB41140

    Designation Type
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    Status
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  12. STIRLING CASTLE KITCHEN RANGE AND GRAND BATTERYLB41142

    Designation Type
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  13. Robert the Bruce Statue, Stirling Castle Esplanade, StirlingLB41120

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