Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 79380 93599
279380, 693599


17th century, extensively restored, 1959, with addition to Baker Street on falling ground. 3-storey with sunken ground floor and attic, 4-bay. Stuccoed with painted margins. Stair tower, swept dormers, projecting cills, crowstepped gables.

S (SPITTAL STREET) ELEVATION: conical-roofed round stairtower with ball finial, entrance in left face, small pointed arch windows to each landing. Small windows at ground in bays to left and right. Regular fenestration above.

N (BAKER STREET) ELEVATION: 4-storeys with attic, 3 bays. 2 windows at ground to centre with 2 windows above at 2nd and 3rd floors, triangular head dormers breaking eaves. Door at ground to left, 2 small windows at 1st floor, window at 2nd floor above. Bay to right circa 1959, gabled and advanced with crowsteps. 2 closely disposed large round-headed windows at ground, small windows at 1st, 2 windows at 2nd and 3rd, stone-mullioned tripartite in gablehead.

Statement of Special Interest

An important survivor of Stirling's historic past.



C McKean STIRLING AND THE TROSSACHS (RIAS 1994), pp32-3. RCAHMS INVENTORY No 246. J Harrison 'The Solving of the Mysteries of Spittals House', STIRLING OBSERVER 10th August 1988.

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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