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Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Greenock, Port Glasgow and Gourock  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Greenock had been made a burgh of barony in 1635, and Greenock men and ships engaged in trade as well as in the herring fishing: by 1675 there were complaints from Glasgow that Greenock merchants were infringing the staple of the royal burgh by handling salt, brandy, tanned leather and wine

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Residential west-end in foreground, Town Hall tower and urban centre on the right. Main harbour area projecting into river in middle distance, hiding Port Glasgow beyond. Dumbarton Rock centre distance and Kilpatrick Hills on left.

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Gourock and the Upper Firth of Clyde from the east



Railway pier and terminus station right centre, approach line blocking access to the west side of bay. Road-metal quarry in volcanic plug on left. Dissected Cowel plateau: Dunoon extreme left: Holy Loch right centre.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Don`t know how I missed this thread   Cheers for starting it AG   Here`s some pics of Greenock.

Belville Dv Multies due for demo (2 been done already).

JCJ demolishing multi storey floor by floor.

Greenock Central Station.

Old Glasgow & South Western Railway line from St Enoch in Glasgow to Princes Pier in Greenock.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Scary, those flats look to in very good condition.  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

They are a bit rough inside, but i`m not sure why they are coming down. I will find out tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Can see my wee brothers hoose in that first one Scary...
Just doon beyond those flats on the left hand side.
He said sommit a while back about a rumour going round he might be subject to a CPO as they try to lift the place a little more upmarket.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Well I didn`t get anywhere with my enquiries, just a repeat of what you heard Cybers.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I can well appreciate they're pretty manky inside but the views from them are just  



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Cartsdyke Church, which is next to the flats, is in a ruinous state just now, and in a very dangerous condition.

I got a wee bit of info on the church and Cartsdyke itself

"Cartsdyke
CARTSDYKE, late a quoad sacra parish, in the East parish of Greenock, Lower ward of the county of Renfrew; containing 3651 inhabitants. This place is situated on the Frith of Clyde, and adjoins the town of Greenock, of which it has become a suburb, on the east side, it is also called Crawfurdsdyke, from the erection of a small quay by its proprietor, Thomas Crawfurd, Esq., who obtained from Charles I. a charter erecting his lands here into a burgh of barony. There is a good roadstead, much frequented by the Glasgow and other shipping sailing along the river and Frith of Clyde. The parish was separated from Greenock in 1839, for ecclesiastical purposes, under the superintendence of the presbytery of Greenock and synod of Glasgow and Ayr; the stipend of the minister is derived from seat-rents. The church, originally in connexion with the Secession Synod, was rebuilt on the same site, in 1828, at a cost, including a school-house, of 1052, raised by private subscription; it contains 906 sittings. Besides the school attached to the church, there are several other schools, affording instruction to a considerable number of children"
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Excellent Shots of the Church M...
Going over that way this weekend to see my brother and his kid so might give it a look...  

Old Gourock Jetty

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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