The subject is continued on folio 160 recto (D03222; Turner Bequest LVI 158). As in other drawings in this sketchbook, Turner seems more concerned here with the foreground trees, in Back Walk, than with the buildings glimpsed beyond them. The top of the tower of the Church of the Holy Rude (see folios 154 verso–155 recto; D03211–D03212; Turner Bequest LVI 152a–153) is just visible at the right.
There is a slight sketch of battlements and a tower among trees in the lower left corner. For other views of Stirling and general comments, see under folio 150 verso (D03203; Turner Bequest LVI 148a).