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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 & 14:00-16:00) - 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 'Scul?tor 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 - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Ardgowan Parish)
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13.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (14.00-16.00)
31 Union Street, Greenock,  PA16 8DN
Greenock - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Ardgowan Parish) - Image 1

Designed by John Starforth, Architect in 1871 the interior has been altered twice in 1951 and 2002.  The latest alterations involved removing the pews and the Sanctuary has become a 21st Century multi functional area. A beautiful stained glass window dominates the Chancel. The building is used for worship and social events. Various youth organisations and community groups use the Sanctuary and halls regularly seven days a week.


Architect: John Starforth
Building Date: 1871

Other Lyle Community Kirk buildings can be seen at the Esplanade and Newark Street.

Information books available. 

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Greenock - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Finnart St Paul's)
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13.09.14 (11.00-13.00 & 15:00-16:30) - 14.09.14 (14.00-16.30)
60 Newark Street, Greenock,  PA16 7FT
Greenock - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Finnart St Paul's) - Image 1This Grade A listed building was designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson and opened for worship in 1893. It contains fine examples of stained glass designed by Scottish artists William Wilson and Douglas Strachan and a window from designs by Edward Burne-Jones. There is a 3 manual Father Willis organ. Behind the Communion Table is a fine carved reredos and there are other examples of carving elsewhere in the Church. 
Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson
Building Date: 1893
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Greenock - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Old West Kirk)
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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Campbell Street, Greenock,  PA16 8AN
Greenock - Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Old West Kirk) - Image 1

First built in Scotland after the Reformation under Royal Charter signed by James VI. Built by John Schaw in 1591 at the foot of the Westburn. Taken apart and relocated to its present site in 1928 to make way for expansion of Harland and Wolf's shipyard. The Church contains the finest collection of Pr-Raphaelite stained glass in Britain. Tours throughout the day with knowledgeable tour guides.


Architect: James Millar (1920s additions)
Building Date: 1591, relocated 1928

Tours throughout the day with knowledgeable tour guides.

Welcomes tourists from all cruise liners visiting Greenock and opens for groups by prior arrangement throughout the year.

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