Basic Site Details

Name: Stirling Public Library
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Carnegie gave 70,000 towards the scheme. Assessor George Washington Browne.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Carnegie Public Library  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Library  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Corn Exchange RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319011904 Won in competition
Item 2 of 311 October 1902 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 36 February 1904 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7Henry ('Harry') Ramsay TaylorArchitectA19011904Won in competition
Item 2 of 7James LesselsArchitectA19011904Won in competition
Item 3 of 7James Lessels and Harry Ramsay TaylorArchitectural practiceA19011904Won in competition
Item 4 of 7John AllomArchitectB1901 Second prize - 30 guineas
Item 5 of 7Andrew McLuckieArchitectC1901 Third prize - 20 guineas
Item 6 of 7McLuckie & WalkerArchitectural practiceC1901 Third prize - 20 guineas
Item 7 of 7Ronald WalkerArchitectC1901 Third prize - 20 guineas


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1901 Part 2 p63
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1906   964
Item 3 of 3RSA1901   810

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7British Architect2 August 1901  pviii
Item 2 of 7British Architect11 October 1901  pix - tenders
Item 3 of 7British Architect19 February 1904  p126 - opening
Item 4 of 7Builder2 February 1901  p119
Item 5 of 7Building News25 January 1901  p122 - competition results
Item 6 of 7Building News2 August 1901  p162 - contracts
Item 7 of 7Stirling Observer15 October 1902   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent August 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41107 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNewscutting album No 4 complied by Harry Ramsay Taylor  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Harry Ramsay Taylor: F v18 p29 no1188 (microfilm reel 12)