Basic Site Details

Name: McLean Museum and Watt Institution
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greenock InstitutionYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Institute  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31837  Library
Item 2 of 31876  Hall and museum addition
Item 3 of 3After 1978Before 1996RefurbishmentModernisation


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Edward BloreArchitect 1837 Library
Item 2 of 4Alexander AdamsonArchitectA1876 Hall and museum addition
Item 3 of 4Clara Charleson Firth (Mrs Reimann)ArchitectCAfter 1978Before 1996Modernisation - as Principal Architect at Inverclyde District Council
Item 4 of 4Inverclyde District Council Architects DepartmentArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)CAfter 1978Before 1996Modernisation - Carla Charleson Reimann as Principal Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p130, p131

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News26 February 1875   
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly2011AutumnRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)p.97: obituary of Clara Charleson Reimann

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34148