Basic Site Details

Name: Gourock Higher Grade School
Town, district or village: Gourock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Building dated 1908.

A new central senior school has been built at Gourock at a cost of about 10,000. The building provides accommodation for 700 children and was designed by Mr Alexander Cullen, architect. [Builder 17 July 1909 p77]

See also Gourock School Middle or Gourock Central School.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gourock Central Senior School  
Item 2 of 2Gourock Primary SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gourock Central School, Binnie StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21908  Competition win
Item 2 of 21909  Journal reference


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 5Alex Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceA1909  
Item 2 of 5Alexander CullenArchitectA1909  
Item 3 of 5Hugh Dykes SimpsonArchitectA1909 As assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 4 of 5James LochheadArchitectA1909  
Item 5 of 5William BrownArchitectA1909  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 2 of 3Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p140

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder17 July 1909XCVII p77

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34006 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Lochhead: F v20 no1453 (microfilm reel 13); Hugh Dykes Simpson: L v20 no1587