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Gourock - St John's Church of Scotland
14.09.13 (10.00-12.30)
Bath Street, Gourock,  PA19 1PA
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Gothic-style church built 1857 (J J and W H Hay) and tower with open-work Crown added 1878 (Bruce & Sturrock).  Interior whitewashed with tall arch-braced timber roof.  The sanctuary underwent major renovations in 1998 when wooden flooring was laid and the pews replaced by chairs to give greater flexibility.  Makin Organ.  Number of stained glass windows. 

Disabiilty access via entrance at St John's Road.

Architect: J, J M & W H Hay
Building Date: 1857

Organ recital at 10:30 by mr Ian McCrone, MBE; display of banners and pulpit falls.

Coffee/tea/home baking available. Creche facility (helper fully disclosed)

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Greenock - Caddlehill Allotment Gardens
13.09.14 (10:00-16:30)
Top of Kelly Stteet, Greenock,  PA16 8TT
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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 - The Beacon
13.09.14 (10.00-20.00) - 14.09.14 (10.00-20.00)
Custom House Quay, Greenock,  PA15 1HJ
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The Beacon opened in January 2013 and is one of the finest arts venues in the UK. Situated at Customhouse Quay in Greenock, it enjoys a spectacular lcoation overlooking the Clyde estuary towards the hills of Argyll and Dunbartonshire. There are two performing spaces. a Bistro/bar and event rooms for up to 170 guests.

Building Date: 2012

Guided tours (Saturday only) will commence at the following times and will last around an hour....10:00 and 11:00 (access all areas) and 13:00 and 14:00.

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Greenock - Wellpark Mid Kirk
13.09.14 (10.00-13.00) - 14.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
Cathcart Square, Greenock,  PA15 1LS
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Known affectionately as ‘The Toon Kirk’, Wellpark Mid Kirk is home to a lively congregation which cherishes its building, a handsome classical church with an ionic portico and steeple modelled on St. Martin-in-the Fields.  The design for the façade was supplied by Lord Cathcart (apparently obtained in Bristol), the designer of the body of the church was James Ewing.

This Grade A-listed building had a complete restoration in 1999 with assistance from Historic Scotland.  The pipe organ was built in 1867, enlarged in 1912 and restored with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2008.

Building Date: 1759-1787
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Greenock - West United Reformed Church
13.09.14 (10.30-16.30)
George Square, Greenock,  PA15 1QP
Greenock - West United Reformed Church - Image 1Sited on the corner of Union Street and George Square, this B listed building was formerly called George Square United Reformed Church. Designed by John Blair, rectangular in plan with Tudor Gothic detailing. This suggested that the architect used a sketch design produced by a member of congregation for the South front. The stained glass vaulted ceiling and pipe organ are of particular interest. 
Architect: John Blair
Building Date: 1839-40
Organ music at intervals throughout the day.
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Greenock - Westburn Church of Scotland
13.09.14 (10.00-15.00)
9 Nelson Street, Greenock,  PA15 1TP
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The Church building is of special interest as it is has Grade A listing. The present building has been used for public worship since 1841. In 1855, the steeple was added to the Church structure. In 1912, the rounded chancel area was added and an organ built by Binns of Leeds was installed. The chancel area has three stained glass panels which were designed by Douglas Strachan.   
Over the years, union and re-adjustment has been ongoing. As a result of this, the church building has changed its name several times – ‘The West Kirk’, The Old Kirk’, ‘St. Luke’s’ and now the Westburn Church. Over the past few years, extensive refurbishment has been carried out with an Audio Visual system having been recently installed.

Building Date: 1841
An exhibition, Organ Recitals and tea/coffee will be available.
Full details about the church can be found at www.greenockwestburn.org.uk 

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HMP Greenock
New This Year
13.09.14 (12:15pm - 1:15pm) - 14.09.14 (12:15pm - 1:15pm)
85 Old Inverkip Road, Greenock,  PA16 9AJ
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HMP Greenock was built between 1907 and 1910, taking its first prisoners on 28th August 1910.  HMP Greenock holds adult male prisoners on remand and short-term convicted prisoners and is a national facility for prisoners serving 12 years or over, providing the opportunity for progression towards release.  The prison also holds remand, short-term and long-term convicted female adult prisoners from the west of Scotland.

Whilst the prison will ensure safe custody for people during their period of imprisonment, the ultimate desire of the prison is to return people to their communities as citizens prepared to positively contribute.  The prison operates in partnership with local and national partner organisations to offer a wide range of services designed to address offending behaviour.

Building Date: 1907
This event will consist of a tour of the prison and will give an opportunity for people to see living areas, work areas and opportunities on offer for people who live in prison.

Booking on the tours is essential as numbers are restricted.
To book a place please email jean.mckenzie@inverclyde.gov.uk or telephone 01475 715555
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Kilmacolm Old Kirk
13.09.14 (14:0-16.00)
Port Glasgow Road, Kilmacolm,  PA13 4BP
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Kilmacolm Old Kirk is the historic Parish Church of the village. The main part of the building dates from 1831 though there was a medieval building on the site. Some of this is incorporated into the Murray Chapel. There has been a Christian presence on or about this site since the 6th century missions from Iona.  
The village name “Kilmacolm” deriving from the Gaelic meaning cell of church of my Columba preserves that connection.

Architect: James Dempster
Building Date: 13C-1831
Church members will be available to show visitors around and answer questions.
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Lyle Community Kirk (formerly Old West Kirk)
13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Campbell Street, Greenock,  PA16 8AN
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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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Port Glasgow - St John the Baptist Church
13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (9.00-19.00)
23 Shore Street, Port Glasgow,  PA14 5HD
Port Glasgow - St John the Baptist Church - Image 1Built in 1854, the Church of St John the Baptist has served the Catholic community of Port Glasgow continuously. Redeveloped over the years it boasts an interesting series of stained glass windows depicting the development of shipbuilding, a stunning rococo sancturary with an Apse Stained "Rose" window completely restored in 2010.
Building Date: 1854
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