Corn Exchange, Stirling

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Venue Type & Location

Exhibition Hall

Site Name: Corn Exchange, Stirling
Location: Stirling
County: Stirling
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Junction of King Street and Spittal Square, Stirling. For a current map,
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  • Performance Space Description: Charles Roger, writing in 1853, describes the Corn Exchange as “a large and commodious structure of recent erection, and fitted up not only for the use of the important weekly grain-market, but for the accommodation of public meetings and festive entertainments” (115). Likewise, The Tourist’s Companion Through Stirling (1850) calls the building “spacious and elegant” (25). As yet, little information about the performance space itself has been found.




    Despite the fact that it was not a full time entertainment venue, the Corn Exchange was the only existing place of amusement for Stirling residents during this period.




    Please see the 'Bibliographic Sources' link at right for a complete listing of materials (both primary and secondary) from which the above information was compiled.


    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Corn Exchange, Stirling

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1849-50) Minstrel 2

    Events at Corn Exchange, Stirling

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Dramatic 3 September 1849 - 5 September 1849 Stirling, Stirling Ethiopian Serenaders (1849-50)
    Dramatic 6 September 1849 - 8 September 1849 Stirling, Stirling Ethiopian Serenaders (1849-50)

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Forbes, John (ed.). The Tourist’s Companion Through Stirling. 3rd ed. Stirling: John Forbes, 1850.
    • Roger, Charles. A Week at Bridge of Allan. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1853.
    • Stirling Journal and Advertiser August 31, 1849: 3: 4.
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    • Stirling Journal and Advertiser August 31, 1849: 3: 4.
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    • Stirling Journal and Morning Advertiser August 31, 1849: 1: 2.
      Info in Record:
      • All info as in August 30 ad in Stirling Observer (p1)
      • proprietor/lessee
    • Stirling Journal and Morning Advertiser August 31, 1849: 1: 2.
      Info in Record:
      • All info as in August 30 ad in Stirling Observer (p1)
      • proprietor/lessee
    • Stirling Observer August 30, 1849: 1: 2.
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee
    • Stirling Observer August 30, 1849: 1: 2.
      Info in Record:
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    • Stirling Observer September 6, 1849: 1: 2.
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    • Stirling Observer September 6, 1849: 1: 2.
      Info in Record:
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