NS7993 : Mar's Wark

taken 4 years ago, near to Stirling, Great Britain

This is 1 of 7 images, with title Mar's Wark in this square
Mar's Wark
Mar's Wark
This is a wide-angle view from the other side of the street.

For the couplets carved on the building, see NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail (south tower) / NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail (north tower) / NS7993 : Mar's Wark: couplet detail (main archway, inner-facing side). For the upper rear, see NS7993 : Mar's Wark.

The heraldic panels above the main entrance archway and on the two towers flanking it are better seen in NS7993 : Mar's Wark, Mar Place.

Several other contributors have submitted earlier pictures of the building; they are welcome to add them to the shared description if they wish. A partial list (one per contributor), in order of submission, earliest to latest: NS7993 : Mar's Wark, Stirling / NS7993 : Mar's Wark / NS7993 : Mar's Wark / NS7993 : Mar's Wark / NS7993 : Mar's Wark, Mar Place / NS7993 : Mar's Wark from Broad Street / NS7993 : Mar's Wark.
Mar's Wark

The ruin, which stands on the west side of Mar Place, was built c.1570 by John Erskine (Earl of Mar and latterly Regent of Scotland) as a seat of the Erskine family. See LinkExternal link (at Canmore) for a detailed description, the listing details at LinkExternal link for a summary of the remains, and LinkExternal link (at Historic Scotland) for the history of the building.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 March, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7922 9374 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:7.2643N 3:56.6593W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 7924 9374
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