James Norrie's Lodging
The James Norrie's Lodging , also the Norrie's House , is a residential building in the Scottish city of Stirling in the council area of the same name . In 1965 the building was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A.
The building was erected in 1671 for the high city official James Norrie . It has been heavily redesigned since then. The architect of the Burgh installed three additional windows during the restoration in 1959.
The building is on Broad Street in the historic center of Stirling. Opposite is the Stirling Tolbooth . The brickwork of the narrow, four-story James Norrie's Lodging consists of stone blocks that were built into layers of brickwork. On the main facade, which is exposed to the southwest and is three axes wide, there is a wooden portal with a simple window . A cornice supported by columns on the sides divides the facade horizontally above the ground floor. Triangular gables crown the twelve-part lattice windows on the upper floors. On the second floor they bear the initials IN and AR of James Norris and his wife Agnes Robertson. On the third floor, the initials IR and AL can be read together with the year of construction, which are attributed to Norries' parents-in-law. Further inscriptions read “ARBOR VITAE SAPIENTIA”, “MURUS AHENEUS: BONA CONSCIENTA” and “IN SO [LI] DEO GLORIA”. The gable of the gabled house is designed as a stepped gable .
- Entry on James Norrie's Lodging in Canmore, Historic Environment Scotland's database