Basic Site Details

Name: Airth House
Town, district or village: Airth
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Falkirk
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 9510; final instalment of 2680 never paid. Papers relating to settlement after Stirling's death.

Colvin seesm to suggest that Hamilton's castellated scheme was carried out but other sources do not concur.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Airth CastleYes 
Item 2 of 2Airth Castle HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41500s1600s  
Item 2 of 4c. 1720 Plans drawn upNot executed
Item 3 of 41806 Build/constructionScheme for remodelling - not carried out (similar to the castellated scheme at Monzie by John Paterson). DMW gives date of 1803-5 for David Hamilton work.
Item 4 of 418071809 Remodelling executed to different design


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 3William AdamArchitectAc. 1720 Designs drawn up - not executed
Item 2 of 3David HamiltonArchitect 1807 Made designs for new scheme of remodelling - north west front. Different scheme executed by William Stirling. DMW gives date of 1803-5 for David Hamilton work.
Item 3 of 3William Stirling IArchitect 18071809Executed David Hamilton's scheme


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Stirling, Thomas Graham 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Adam, William1820Vitruvius Scoticus  Plates 64-65
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Neale, J P1825Seats2nd series iii
Item 4 of 4RCAHMS Inventory of Stirlingshire  230-6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Airth muniments, National Library of ScotlandPractice Accounts notebook of the Stirlings, 1801-17  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2102AIRTH CASTLE
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Dunblane Sheriff Court Books Papers relating to settlement after Stirling's death
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Inventory of William Stirling  
Item 5 of 5National Library of ScotlandAirth muniments