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Greenock, James Watt Dock, Training School

School (20th Century), Works (20th Century)

Site Name Greenock, James Watt Dock, Training School

Classification School (20th Century), Works (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Greenock Harbour

Canmore ID 41300

Site Number NS27NE 12

NGR NS 2959 7589

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Inverclyde
  • Parish Greenock
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Inverclyde
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS27NE 12 2959 7859

For James Watt Dock (NS 29677 75697), see NS27NE 17.00.


Project (2008)

An impact assessment was undertaken by Headland Archaeology in 2008.

Headland Archaeology 2008

Desk Based Assessment (18 January 2018)

Nothing now exists in an area occupied by dry dock services and marine facilities of the Scott Lithgow Training Centre, which was built in 1968 and stood immediately north of the James Watt Dock. The school was built as a result of the merging of the companies of Lithgows Ltd. and Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd, and it worked in cooperation with the Shipbuilding Industry Training Board, providing training for the shipbuilding industry throughout Scotland and the UK. The school ceased operation in 1981 following a general decline in shipbuilding. An archaeological watching brief in 2011 noted its recent demolition and the remains of floors and foundations (WP004280). The training centre archives are held at the Glasgow University Archive Services (GB 0248 GD 323/19).

Information from HES Survey and Recording (AMcC) 18 January 2018.


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