Basic Site Details

Name: Gourock Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Gourock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Notes: Construction delayed by war? A N Paterson's design exhibited along with sketch for mural decoration by Anning Bell.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1116, 117, 118, Shore StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319141915Competition held 
Item 2 of 3c. 1916c. 1923Construction 
Item 3 of 31917 Design exhibitedPaterson design


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 6James Salmon & Son / James Salmon FRIBAArchitectural practiceA19141915Competition design - placed third
Item 2 of 6James Salmon (junior)ArchitectA19141915Competition design - placed third
Item 3 of 6James Montgomerie AlexanderArchitectBc. 1914c. 1923Won competition to secure job
Item 4 of 6Joseph John ToughArchitectBc. 1914c. 1923Won competition to secure job
Item 5 of 6Stewart, Tough & AlexanderArchitectural practiceBc. 1914c. 1923Won competition to secure job
Item 6 of 6Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect c. 1916 Competition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp54 Illustration
Item 2 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1918   636 (A N Paterson)
Item 3 of 6RSA1916   525
Item 4 of 6RSA1917   513 (A N Paterson)
Item 5 of 6RSA1918   677 (A N Paterson)
Item 6 of 6Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p139

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34024 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSA N Paterson Collection of Photographs of his work RED 86/1-2
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSalmon Collection Sketch design