History of the Fortalice, Tower and Manor of the Plaine of Stirling:
1314 Battle of Bannockburn. King Robert the Bruce granted the barony of Plane to John d’Erth
1440’s Sir William d’Erth left the Baronies of Plane, Airth and Carnock to his 3 daughters
1449 Lady Elizabeth married Thomas Somervell; they built the Tower.
1528 Thomas Somervell, 5th Lord of Plane, built the Manor House
1643 James Somervell, 8th Lord of Plane, fell into debt and sold the Castle and Barony. Plane became a farm and mill, the Tower and Manor ruined.
1746 While Bonnie Prince Charlie lay ill for 3 weeks in Bannockburn House 1.5 miles away, his Royal Guard was billeted at Plane Castle.
1908 Sir David Menzies restored the Tower.
1930’s Ruined again
1991 The Patrick Wright family started the present restoration.
1997 Restoration complete. Manor House as a family home.