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Rosemary Grace
Economic Development Officer
Inverclyde Council
75-81 Cathcart Street
Greenock
PA15 1DE
Tel: 01475 715555

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Inverclyde:  13 September 2014 – 14 September 2014

Your chance to have a look inside more than 40 of Inverclyde’s most interesting and fascinating buildings, both old and new, this September during Inverclyde's Doors Open Days.

All of Inverclyde's programme is listed below or you can download the Inverclyde Doors Open brochure at: www.inverclyde.gov.uk/events

 

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Gourock - Royal Gourock Yacht Club
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14.09.14 - 15.09.14 (12.30-18.00)
Ashton, Gourock,  PA19 1DA
Gourock - Royal Gourock Yacht Club - Image 1
Private members’ Club designed by Stewart, Tough and Alexander, the building of this arts and crafts style yacht club was mostly funded by James Coats Junior of Paisley. Arts and Craft Building ‘Royal’ since 1908. Club memorabilia is on display in the panelled bar area. There are spectacular views across the Clyde from the bar and other reception rooms.  

Sailing from April until end of August for adults and Cadets. Variety of social activities for Members and guests during winter months.  

Architect: Stewart, Tough & Alexander
Building Date: 1903
Guided tours.  Tea/coffee/lunch/diner available

Limited access for disabled (ground floor only)
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Gourock - St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
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13.09.14 (10.00 -16:00) - 14.09.14 (09:00-11:00)
Barrhill Road, Gourock,  PA19 6AF
Gourock - St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church - Image 1
This beautiful church sits on a cliff overlooking the River Clyde. It was designed and built by J C Sharp of Gourock in 1867.  It has recently undergone complete restoration.  A new stained glass window has been commissioned and installed in the West End.  There is a plaque of Dutch times in remembrance  of the hospitality given to Dutch soldiers, sailors and airmen during the Second World War.


Architect: J C Sharp, H D Walton
Building Date: 1857, extended c 1895
Members of the congregation availabel to answer questions. Booklet on history of church. On street parking nearby
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Greenock - 6ART
New This Year
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13.09.14 (10:00 - 16:00) - 14.09.14 (12 noon - 16:00)
6a George Square, Greenock,  PA15 1QP
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Visitors will be able to explore the first floor of this extensively refurbished C Listed Victorian town house. 

 

Within the building there will be 2 exhibitions, '456' from Quigley Architects which contains sketches and historical research of 45 key buildings in Inverclyde and another exhibition by the artist George Wyllie entitled 'Sculptor and Navigator' looking at the ideas and design of Wyllie's work.

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Greenock - Caddlehill Allotment Gardens
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13.09.14 (10:00-16:30)
Top of Kelly Stteet, Greenock,  PA16 8TT
Greenock - Caddlehill Allotment Gardens - Image 1
The allotments have been in existence since 1855. Plots are available to the residents of Inverclyde to grow both flowers and vegetables. In recent years the allotments have invited youth groups and nursery children into the gardens to encourage the next generation of gardeners.
  


Plot holders will be available to answer questions and give advice. Tea/coffee/cakes available

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Greenock - Dutch Gable House
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13.09.14 (09:00-16:00) - 14.09.14 (09:00-15:00)
14 William Street, Greenock,  PA15 1BT
Greenock - Dutch Gable House - Image 1

The Dutch Gable House is an iconic and unusual building in Greenock’s historic William Street town quarter.  The rear of the building allows access to the oldest surviving house in the town.  The buildings are being redeveloped by Inverclyde Community Development Trust as a space for community, culture and enterprise.  

Over the weekend Magic Torch will launch their new children's book "13 Commonwealth Tales", supported by Big Lottery Celebrate funding with free copies exclusively available. On show will be a special exhibition of comic artwork inspired by the Viking poem "Battle of Largs" by local write John Galt. Throughout the weekend there will be short presentations, storytelling and exclusive films. Check our Blog and Facebook page for details/schedule. http://identityinverclyde.blogspot.co.uk/

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Greenock - Inverclyde Materials Recycling Facility
New This Year
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13.09.14 (10:00 - 14:00)
Unit 1 Ingleston Park, Cartsburn Street, Greenock,  PA15 4UE
Greenock - Inverclyde Materials Recycling Facility - Image 1

Visitors to the building will have the opportunity to see where the contents of Inverclyde's blue bins are delivered and how the co-mingled dry recyclable material is sorted prior to being sent for reprocessing. 

Tours only, bookable by calling 01475 715905  

Hourly tours starting at 10:00, 11:00, 12 noon and 13:00
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Greenock - Lodge Greenock St. John's No.175
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13.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Masonic Temple, West Stewart Street, Greenock,  PA15 1SN
Greenock - Lodge Greenock St. John's No.175 - Image 1

Lodge Greenock St John’s numbered 175 on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland was founded on 1st February 1790 and has operated continuously since that date and has now contributed to our community for almost 225 years.

The Lodge building which is constructed of red sandstone from the long since defunct Skelmorlie quarry is one of the few buildings of character which remain in Greenock town centre.  It is a testimony to the designers, Messrs Boston, Menzies and Morton, who were the foremost Architects in Greenock in the late 19th Century.



Architect: Boston, Menzies & Morton
Building Date: 1898
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Greenock - McLean Museum and Art Gallery
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13.09.14 (10.00-17.00)
The McLean Museum and Art Gallery, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock,  PA16 8JX
Greenock - McLean Museum and Art Gallery - Image 1

Designed by A Adamson, the museum houses outstanding collections of fine art, local heritage, technology and culture in a wonderful Grade A listed Victorian museum. 

There is also an art gallery and a temporary exhibition programme.Museum staff on hand to answer questions. 


Architect: A Adamson
Building Date: 1876

On show will be the commemorative exhibition Inverclyde's War 1914-1918 supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Shop.  Disabled access and toilets on the ground floor.

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Greenock - Municipal Buildings
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13.09.14 (10.00-14.00)
Clyde Square, Greenock,  PA15 1LX
Greenock - Municipal Buildings - Image 1H & D Barclay won an architectural competition to design the Municipal Buildings with its ornate sculptures and landmark Victoria Tower. The intricate plasterwork on the Grand Corridor ceiling, the restored Council Chambers and the District Court are well worth seeing. Category 'A' listed building.
Architect: H & D Barclay
Building Date: 1879-84

Opportunity to view this Category 'A' listed building.

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Greenock - Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners Home
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13.09.14 (10.00-12.00 & 14.00-16.00)
67 Newark Street, Greenock,  PA16 7TQ
Greenock - Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners Home - Image 1

The Mariners Home was built by Mr W King, Contractor & Builder, Houston in 1850 and opened in 1954. The front of the building ranging from 1500-1540 in a Tudor period of Gothic architecture.

Currently a Care Home for the elderly and specialist unit for Korsakoff mainly for retired seafarers but currently open to all.


Architect: MacIntosh
Building Date: 1851
Opportunity to view this magnificent Collegiate style listed building.
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