Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Stirling III
Designation: Architect
Born: 1819 or early 1820
Died: 16 February 1867
Bio Notes: William Stirling III was born in 1819 or 1820, the son of William Stirling II and his wife Ann Kinross, and was presumably articled to his father. It is not known whether he sought any wider experience. He married Agnes Douglas, daughter of Dr Douglas of Dunblane, and by 1852 had established a Falkirk office in parallel with his father's in Dunblane. He died at Doune Road, Dunblane on 16 February 1867, his age being given as 46. The practice was then closed, his father having retired: the completion of his Stirling District Asylum at Larbert was taken over by James Brown of Currie, then in retirement and formerly of Brown & Carrick, suggesting that he may have had some connection with that firm.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 3Falkirk, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1852Before 1867 
Item 3 of 3Doune Road, Dunblane, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate16 February 1867 * Place of death

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William Stirling IIc. 1835c. 1840Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2William Stirling IIc. 1840Before 1852  

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 71852Kilns HouseFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 7c. 1855ArnotfieldFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 3 of 7c. 1855(?)Burnbrae HouseFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 4 of 7c. 1855(?)KersehillFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandAdditions
Item 5 of 7c. 1855(?)WoodvilleFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 6 of 71863Learmonth's BuildingFalkirk StirlingshireScotland 
Item 7 of 71866Stirling District AsylumLarbert StirlingshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressUnder William Stirling I
Item 2 of 3Love, J1928Local Antiquarian Notes and Queries Falkirk: Falkirk LibraryVolume III, p154
Item 3 of 3Walker, David1972The Stirlings of Dunblane and Falkirk: Fragments of five architectural biographies in the Bulletin of the Scottish Georgian Society, Volume 1, 1972