Basic Site Details

Name: Cowane's Hospital
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirling
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Building dated 1639. Built to the designs of John Mylne by a Stirling mason. Although the E-plan was unusual for Scotland, the architectural character of the building was traditional with restrained Mannerist detailing.

John Laye, Plan of the Town and Castle of Stirling (1740). 1st Edition
Ordnance Survey Map (1858).R G Cant & I
G Lindsay, Old Stirling (1948) p13;
Old Statistical Account of Scotland Vol VIII p285. New Statistical Account
of Scotland Vol VIII p423. National Art Survey of Scotland (1921) Vol I
Part III, Plates 50-53. John Gifford and Frank Arneil Walker, The Buildings
of Scotland - Stirling And Central Scotland (2002) pp707-9. J G Harrison,
Building Cowane's Hospital, Stirling 1636-50, Journal of the Scottish
Vernacular Buildings Working Group, No 33 (2009-10). Benjamin Tindall
Architects, Cowane's Hospital

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 147, 49, St John Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 216341661Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21852 Reconstruction 


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 4James Rhynd A16341661 
Item 2 of 4John Mylne junior C16341661Provided design
Item 3 of 4Francis Mackison D1852 Remodelling
Item 4 of 4William Mackison D1852 Remodelling- possibly involved as assistant


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp707-9.
Item 3 of 5Goose, Nigel, Caffrey, Helen and Langley2106The British Almshouse: new perspectives on philanthropy, ca 1400-1914 FACHRSpp194-198
Item 4 of 5MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  Volume IV, pp76-7 (illustration and floor plan).
Item 5 of 5RCAHMS Inventory of Stirlingshire  pp289-92

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4110147, 49 St John Street, Cowane's Hospital