Manuscript plan of Stirling
By JOHNSTON, Henry, 1779
Plan of the Town and City of Stirling.
- Author: JOHNSTON, Henry
- Publication place: [Stirling]
- Publication date: November 1779.
- Dimensions: 490 by 705mm. (19.25 by 27.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 11707
The castle and the distinctive mound it is built on is visible at the lower left of the plan. The thick ring of fortifications were added and reinforced over the eighteenth century after successive attempts to take the castle, and a powder magazine and cannon were installed in the grounds. The pink square with a white rectangular space within is the Royal Palace itself, the first Renaissance palace in Britain and the work of James V. The rectangular buildings forming a square to its left are the Great Hall, Royal Chapel and the King’s Old Building.