Bannockburn House

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Bannockburn House is a mansion near the Scottish city ​​of Stirling in the council area of the same name . In 1973 the structure was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A. Furthermore, the associated pigeon tower, the access gate and the coach house are each classified separately as Category B buildings.


In 1636, through King Charles I , the land came into the possession of the Rollo family , later Lords Rollo . Due to financial difficulties, the property was sold to Hugh Paterson in 1672 . Bannockburn House is believed to have been built around 1675 shortly after the acquisition. Fragments of an older building, the construction of which the blinds had begun, may have been incorporated into the structure. In 1686 James II elevated the Patersons to Baronets of Bannockburn . However, as a result of your support of the Jacobite side in the Jacobite uprisings in 1715 , they lost titles and possessions in the same year.

On her way to England to seek support for a Jacobite rebellion, Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed at Bannockburn House in 1745. On his return the following year he recovered from an illness there. Allegedly he was shot at through a window, which is said to be evidenced by a trace in the bedroom wall. After 1787 the property went to William Ramsay of Barnton . Later James Ramsay Gibson-Maitland lived there (see also Howietoun Fishery ). The tartan producer Alexander Wilson , who had established weaving mills in Bannockburn , acquired Bannockburn House in 1883. Wilson had the manor house renovated around 1884, with essential elements such as the pseudo-reinforced rear extension.

Individual evidence

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Coordinates: 56 ° 4 ′ 40.3 "  N , 3 ° 54 ′ 55.1"  W.