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Aberfoyle, The Manse

Manse (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberfoyle, The Manse

Classification Manse (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 131224

Site Number NN50SW 20

NGR NN 51921 00289

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish Aberfoyle
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN50SW 20 51921 00289

The Object Name Book of the Ordnance Survey (ONB) states that the manse is 'a fine dwelling house with offices and a few acres of land as a Glebe attached the property of the parish Minister for the time being'.

Name Book 1866

Architecture Notes

See also SRO references for NN50SW 3 Old Parish Church

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

Repair of the Manse.

Payment of ?62.4.0 as the Duke of Montrose's proportion of the cost.

Cash Book 1847 GD220/6/37

Repair of the Manse.

Payments for mason, plaster and plumber work.

Cash Book 1842-1843 GD220/6/36

Repair of the Manse.

Payments amounting to ?285.6.7.

Contractor: William Thomson and Co.

Architect in charge: William Stirling (?II) (1789-1876).

Cash Book 1861-1862 GD220/6/42

Building work at the Manse.

Payments amounting to ?607.9.7 to tradesmen

Mason: James Simson

Clerk of Works: James Cosh

Cash Books 1867-1868 GD220/6/44 and 45

Repair of the Manse.

Payment of ?117.3.8 as the Duke of Montrose's proportion of the expense.

Cash Book 1853 GD220/6/39

ABERFOYLE. Rebuilding the Manse of Aberfoyle.

Incomplete and unsigned discharge by Robert Kirk, Minister at Aberfoyle, to William Earl of Menteith, for money for rebuilding the Manse of Aberfoyle.

1687 GD220/6/1835/33

Rebuilding the Manse of Aberfoyle.

Discharge, written and signed by Mr Robert Kirk, Minister at Aberfoyle, to William, Earl of Menteith for 300 merks Scots for rebuilding the manse.

1687 GD 220/6/1835/35

Building of the Manse of Aberfoyle.

Receipts by John Adam, Mason, for money received.

1732-1735 GD 220/6/955/24-25

Plan of proposed Manse to be built at Aberfoyle.

Ground plan and front elevation.

Signed by Mungo Graeme of Gorthie and John Adam, Mason.

1734 GD 220/6/612/3

Proposed Manse to be built at Aberfoyle.

Memorandum accompanying the Plan [GD 220/6/612/3]. Killearn and Gorthie have agreed with John Adam, Mason at Buchanan to build the Manse according to the Plan. The house is to be finished by the 1st of May 1735 and John Adam is to have ?140, 'paid to him in parcels according as the work advances......'

1734 GD 220/6/612/4

Building the Manse.

Payments to John Adam, Mason, as part of the ?140 agreed to be paid to him. Account of the vacant stipend of Aberfoyle.

1738 GD 220/6/955/22

The Workmen's report on the Manse.

The Manse has been found sufficient except in certain respects which John Adam, Mason is to rectify.

1738 GD 220/6/612/5

Flooring the parlour of the Manse.

Acknowledgement by the Minister of a gift of ?4.5.0 towards the cost.

1762 GD 220/6/1505/24

Expense of building Aberfoyle Manse.

Cost amounted to ?761.11.7.

1868 GD 220/6/561/22

Repair of the Manse and Offices of Aberfoyle.

Manse and offices harled. A new brewhouse built. Kitchen lathed and plastered and new ceiling joists inserted.

Lath and plaster work in Dining Room, West room and backroom. Replacing thatch of barn, byre, stable and kitchen. Receipted account for ?81.0.10 1/2 from George Taylor, Mason in Kippen.


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