NS3274 : Port Glasgow Town Building

taken 5 years ago, near to Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Port Glasgow Town Building
Port Glasgow Town Building
A Category A Listed building LinkExternal link ,the distinctive Town Building was funded by public subscription and was constructed in 1815-16 to a design by prominent Scottish architect David Hamilton LinkExternal link (1768-1843). It is described as a two storey ashlar classic with tetrastyle G Doric portico. The copper weather vane is a six foot model of a fully rigged sailing ship, which sits 150 feet above sea level.

Erected in what was a harbourside location (the grass in the foreground is where the Wet Dock stood), the building now sits in an ever decreasing piece of parkland at the entrance to the town centre. The well loved building lay unused for a few years before being extended and converted for community use in the mid 1990s and now includes a library on the ground floor.

See the weather vane...

NS3274 : Crow's nest?
NS3274 : Port Glasgow Town Building weather vane
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3223 7455 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.0788N 4:41.2405W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3252 7453
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