A major conservation project to restore the Hospital to its former glory begins.
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The terrace, Dutch parterre and bowling green are added to the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. The gardens are considered a
The Hospital building begins to deteriorate.
The bowling green ceases to be used. In recent years, the Hospital has been available for hosting local and national events, community
Cowane’s Hospital including the lamp stands, terraces and boundary walls are granted Category A listed status. The Hospital is considered by Historic
The architect Francis Mackison transforms the interior of the Hospital into a grand Guild Hall with a gothic ceiling, timber galleries and
The building is pressed into service as an isolation hospital during a cholera epidemic which killed around one-third of Stirling’s population.
The strict Hospital rules discourage pensioners from taking up residency and the Trust starts to support pensioners in their own home. At
Improvements to the gardens are ordered and Thomas Harlaw, gardener to the Earl of Mar, is appointed to draw up plans for
The statue of John Cowane sculpted by Mylne and William Ayton is added to the niche in the building’s tower. The statue