James Watt Memorial College :: Shared Description

Standing near the site of Watt’s birthplace, the James Watt Memorial College on the corner of William Street and Dalrymple Street was officially opened as the Watt Memorial Engineering and Navigation School in June 1908. The building was endowed by Andrew Carnegie. It is known locally as "The Watt School" or "The Watt Memorial School".

Marine engineering and navigation were the main subjects and the proximity to the busy docks at Greenock and Port Glasgow meant that the college was convenient for seamen from around the world who wanted to study while in port.

The college closed in 1973 when the new James Watt College opened at Finnart Street in the west end of the town.

Extensive renovation and restoration by Inverclyde Council (costing around £2,000,000) is nearing completion at the time of writing (Augst 2017). This includes installation of a lift, new heating and ventilation systems and the repair of the B listed LinkExternal link façade. On completion, the building will provide office accommodation for the Council's Environmental Services department.
by Thomas Nugent
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NS2876 : James Watt statue by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : The former Watt School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : Former Watt School and the James Watt monument by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue plinth by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt Memorial School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue plaque by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt Memorial Building by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt Statue by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt Memorial School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : Former Watt Memorial School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue plinth by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt Memorial School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : Former Watt School and the James Watt monument by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : Former Watt Memorial School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : Watt Memorial School renovation by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : The former Watt School by Thomas Nugent
NS2876 : James Watt statue by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Sat, 12 Aug 2017, Updated: Sun, 20 Aug 2017

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