© All rights reserved. Builder 6 May 1854, p241 (Courtesy of Robert Hill) 

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Basic Site Details

Name: Greenock Academy
Town, district or village: Greenock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost: 7,243.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5   Additions - date unknown
Item 2 of 518541855 Original building
Item 3 of 51907  Additions by Boston, Menzies and Morton
Item 4 of 5c. 1930  Extensions
Item 5 of 51948(?) AdditionTemporary dining accommodation added, contractor J Preston & Sons, Ltd., 26 Inverskip Street, Greenock.


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 10William Brown WhitieArchitect   Additions - date unknown
Item 2 of 10J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA18541855Original building - date unknown
Item 3 of 10James Murdoch HayArchitectA18541855 
Item 4 of 10John HayArchitectA18541855 
Item 5 of 10William Hardie HayArchitectA18541855 
Item 6 of 10Boston, Menzies & MortonArchitectural practiceB1907 Additions
Item 7 of 10George MortonArchitectB1907 Additions
Item 8 of 10William MenziesArchitectB1907 Additions
Item 9 of 10Alexander Stewart McGregorArchitect c. 1930 Extensions - as temporary chief assistant to Renfrew County Council Education Committee Works Department
Item 10 of 10Frank Burnet Bell & PartnersArchitectural practice 1964  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Walker, David M2002Presbyterian Variations on Themes by Sharpe and Pugin:The Scottish Work of the Hays of Liverpool Architectural Heritage XIII, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp99-127pp 117 & 118 (fig. 7.10)
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p137

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder6 May 1854v12 page 241.
Item 2 of 5Builder2 November 1907XCIII  
Item 3 of 5Builder24 December 1948  p753
Item 4 of 5RIAS Quarterly  Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)William Brown Whitie work
Item 5 of 5RIBA JournalMarch 1957 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 


© All rights reserved. Builder 6 May 1854, p241 (Courtesy of Robert Hill) 

© All rights reserved. Builder 6 May 1854, p241 (Courtesy of Robert Hill)