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The Toun's New House: An Early Georgian Development in Stirling

The Toun's New House: An Early Georgian Development in Stirling In 1719 Stirling town council undertook to develop the site of the ruinous Garden's Old Lodging, near the Mercat Cross. The Toun's New House had four shops on the ground floor; the upper floors were rented for commercial and residential use. It was a prestige project, to an initial design apparently by Scotland's leading architects. Council decisions, building accounts and an inventory of fixtures provide unusual detail about construction, use and decoration. In 1924 the property was surveyed by the Office of Works with a view to modernisation and preservation but the scheme was rejected and the property demolished. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architectural Heritage Edinburgh University Press

The Toun's New House: An Early Georgian Development in Stirling

Architectural Heritage , Volume 5 (5): 21 – Jan 1, 1994

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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1350-7524
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1755-1641
DOI
10.3366/arch.1994.5.5.21
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Abstract

In 1719 Stirling town council undertook to develop the site of the ruinous Garden's Old Lodging, near the Mercat Cross. The Toun's New House had four shops on the ground floor; the upper floors were rented for commercial and residential use. It was a prestige project, to an initial design apparently by Scotland's leading architects. Council decisions, building accounts and an inventory of fixtures provide unusual detail about construction, use and decoration. In 1924 the property was surveyed by the Office of Works with a view to modernisation and preservation but the scheme was rejected and the property demolished.

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Architectural HeritageEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1994

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