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Broad Street

A wide cobbled street which connects Mar Place with Bow Street in the Old Town of Stirling, Broad Street was the market place of the Mediaeval town. Stirling's Tolbooth lies on the south side of the street, with the Mercat Cross in front where Royal proclamations were read and criminals executed or confined to the stocks. The last public execution here was in 1843. Norie's House is another notable building, which dates from 1671 but was reconstructed in the late 1950s. Having declined to a slum by the beginning of the 20th C., the street was rebuilt, refurbished and improved by Sir Frank Mears (1880 - 1953) from the 1930s, with later work by Burgh Architect Walter Gillespie (1913-83).

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