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  Greenock travel guide - Wikitravel
The town is situated at the mouth of the River Clyde in the picturesque area of Inverclyde.
Greenock is not a huge town, so it is fairly easy to get around the place on foot.
Nestled between Greenock and the neighbouring town of Gourock is The Battery Park.
wikitravel.org /en/Greenock   (1218 words)

 Greenock House Inn: A Romantic Bed & Breakfast in Historic Orange Virginia
Greenock House Inn: A Romantic Bed & Breakfast in Historic Orange Virginia
Greenock House Inn is a beautiful Victorian farmhouse dating from the mid to late 1800s.
When you visit Greenock House Inn, you will be visiting over a century of history and growth.
www.greenockhouse.com   (396 words)

  Greenock Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The natural deepwater channel in the River Clyde comes close to its south shore at Greenock, and this helped the town evolve into the major port on Scotland's west coast, servicing almost all of Glasgow's needs until the river upstream from Dumbarton was dredged in the 1800s.
And Greenock was a major port of embarkation for emigrants from Scotland to the USA and Canada.
Greenock was home to many shipbuilders in the late 1800s and further dock improvements were undertaken.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /greenock/greenock/index.html   (620 words)

  Greenock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greenock and other settlements on the southern shores of the Firth of Clyde.
The main building shown is Easter Greenock Castle, a 16th-century construction which was owned by the Shaws of Sauchie in Pont's time.
It was demolished in the 1880s for the building of the Caledonian railway, by which time Greenock had grown into a major shipbuilding town.
www.nls.uk /pont/places/greenock.html   (68 words)

 National Semiconductor in Greenock, Scotland
National's Greenock facility has been a center of excellence for analog design, development and manufacturing since 1970.  More than 30 percent of the employees are qualified engineers or technicians.  The facility is also home to a Design Center comprising custom solutions design and power management design.
Greenock has a Design Center that supports two product groups; Portable Power design and Custom Solutions design.  The Design Center has approximately 44 employees designing products that are manufactured in Greenock and at other National Semiconductor sites in the United States.
Our employees at Greenock are active participants in the local community.  Donations to the community by the site and its employees average a total of $75,000 per year.  Also, through its proactive “Community Care” project teams, National employees freely contribute their time and effort to local charitable activities.
www.national.com /company/pressroom/pages/0,1786,25,00.html   (535 words)

 Greenock travel guide - Wikitravel
The town is situated at the mouth of the River Clyde in the picturesque area of Inverclyde.
Greenock is not a huge town, so it is fairly easy to get around the place on foot.
Nestled between Greenock and the neighbouring town of Gourock is The Battery Park.
www.wikitravel.org /en/Greenock   (1227 words)

 Greenock at AllExperts
Greenock (Grianaig in Scottish Gaelic) is a large burgh and a burgh of barony in the unitary authority region of Inverclyde in western Scotland, forming part of a continuous urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east.
Greenock suffered badly during the Second World War and its anchorage at the Tail of the Bank was a base for the Home Fleet as well as the main assembly point for Atlantic convoys.
Greenock thrived in the post-war years but as the heavy industries declined in the 1970s and 1980s unemployment became a major problem, and it has only been in the last ten years with reinvestment and the redevelopment of large sections of the town that the local economy has started to revive.
en.allexperts.com /e/g/gr/greenock.htm   (1739 words)

 Greenock - History
The population of Greenock was estimated to be 57,643 in 1992.
Greenock continued to exist as a burgh until 1975, when the last provost demitted office as a result of the reorganisation of local government in that year, when Greenock became part of the District of Inverclyde within the Strathclyde region.
Jean Adam was born in Greenock 1710, died in Glasgow 1765.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~macfie/historygreenock.htm   (1632 words)

 Greenock Renfrewshire through time | Local history overview for the place
Greenock is the fifth town in Scotland in point of population.
Greenock is the chief seat of the sugar refining business in Scotland, and sugar refining and iron shipbuilding are the principal among many important industries.
Places of public resort, besides the parks, are the Lyle Road, which passes over the heights behind the town, and commands a series of magnificent views, and the Esplanade, which stretches along the margin of the river, and forms a promenade 1¼ mile long.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk /place/place_page.jsp?p_id=16868   (469 words)

 Greenock town map - Ronald P A Smith Street Plans
Greenock, then a small fishing village, became the centre of a separate parish in 1592, formerly having been located in the parish of Inverkip.
Prior to this, in 1818, David Reid was responsible for the spacious, grid-iron layout of the town's 'west end', one of the finest residential districts in Scotland.
Greenock is the administrative centre for Inverclyde, an all-purpose local authority.
www.rpasmith.co.uk /greenock.htm   (1180 words)

 Princes Pier, Greenock
Following the closure of the railway line in 1959, and the diversion of steamers to Gourock and liners to Southampton, it was decided by the Greenock Harbour Trust in 1965 to implement a £13 million development scheme.
The Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock line was opened in 1841 at an estimated cost of £814,000, and the journey time was just one hour and five minutes.
The first station opened in Greenock was near the Customhouse Quay, and steamer connections were introduced and harbour railway lines were laid, mostly for mineral traffic.
www.greenock-town.co.uk /princes_pier.html   (687 words)

 GREENOCK - Online Information article about GREENOCK
Act of 1832, when Greenock was raised to the status of a parliamentary burgh with the right to return one member to See also:
Greenock was the birthplace of James Watt, William Spence (1777–1815) and Dr John See also:
principal of Glasgow University, who died in the town and was buried in Greenock cemetery.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /GRA_GUI/GREENOCK.html   (1608 words)

 prologue page
She said that in his youth he had gone to Greenock, Scotland where he found work in a sugar refinery.
It was in Greenock that he met and married her mother Margaret Malloy.
Except for a brother Francis, who died as a child and is buried in Greenock, all of her brothers and sisters came to America.
www.tinneny.net /origins/prologue.html   (814 words)

 Greenock Morton Football Club: Official Site
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Design by Toltech © Greenock Morton FC 2007
www.gmfc.net   (86 words)

 Scottish Census Towns with Street Indexes
Volume II: Dundee, Greenock, Paisley, Abbey, Perth, Kilmarnock
Volume III: Old Monkland, Greenock, Paisley, Perth, Kilmarnock, Stirling, Kirkcaldy, Arbroath, Ayr, St. Quivox, Montrose, Cambusnethan
Edinburgh (Leith, Duddingston), Glasgow (Govan, Cathcart, Barony, Eastwood), Dundee, Greenock (Port Glasgow, Innerkip), New Monkland, Old Monkland, Paisley (Abbey), Aberdeen (Nigg), Ardnamurchan (Lismore, Ballachulish and Corran of Ardgour), Cambusnethan, Dalziel, Dysart (Kirkcaldy), Ayr, Arbroath, Bothwell, Perth, Inverness, Dunfermline, Cadder, Kilmarnock, Hamilton, Montrose, Peterhead, Hawich (Wilton), Cadder (Shotts), Stornoway (Barvas, Carloway, Tochs, Vig), Rutherglen
www.ktb.net /~dwills/scotref/13312-censusstreetindexes.htm   (234 words)

 Greenock Creek, Greenock Creek Shiraz, Fine Wines !! Taylor & Norton
On the western edge of the Barossa Valley, in the rolling hills between the hamlets of Greenock and Marananga, lies Greenock Creek Wines.
The winery's first release was in 1988, when it sold a 1986 Shiraz from its tiny cellar door situated beneath the Waugh's 150 year old stone cottage.
The wines are released each year in early September and are sold through cellar door, mail order, a selected number of retail outlets in Australia and a small quantity via export.
www.taylorandnorton.com /newsite/greenock_creek.htm   (1088 words)

 Single Malt Whisky - Alfred Barnard - Greenock
Early in the seventeenth century it was a small fishing village of same twenty cottages j now it is the sixth largest town in Scotland in point of population, and does an immense shipping trade with North and South America, the East and West Indies, and many other parts of the globe.
Ir Greenock had been built in terraces on the slopes of the hills instead of on the shore, it would, from its position on the Clyde, have been the most beautiful seaport in the world, and even now it is unrivalled in the U nited Kingdom.
The Greenock Distillery, a.n old-fashioned structure in Tobago Street, is not without its history.
www.peatfreak.com /alfred-barnard-greenock.php   (1094 words)

A cheque for £50 was presented to Mr Bowman by Mr James Neil, on behalf of the architects and contractors, for the benefit of the Greenock Fire Station Welfare Fund, and Provost John Reid moved a vote of thanks to Mr Maclay and Dr McFarlane.
The fire service in Greenock dates back to 1753 when a fire engine was bought and housed in the shed in William Street, which also provided a home for Greenock's first post office.
Greenock was one of the few local authorities in the country to have their rights as a fire brigade authority established by law, in this case under sections of the Greenock Corporation Act 1909.
www.btinternet.com /~graeme.kirkwood/SFB/C07.htm   (3250 words)

 History of Greenock
Greenock began as a small fishing community and developed into a trading post and an industrial town.
The completion in 1710 of the West Harbour, then the largest harbour of its kind in Scotland, was a spur to the town's growth in size and importance.
Greenock really started growing when, during the 18th century it became the main port for the city of Glasgow.
www.rotary1230.org /greenock/greenock_cross.htm   (331 words)

Greenock hugs the coastline of the Firth of Clyde between neighbouring Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east, directly across the water from a confluence of lochs joining the Clyde and the mountains of the south-western Highlands.
The waterfront is under considerable redevelopment, boasting a large leisure centre with watersports and cinema.
The town's maritime history can be traced at the Custom House Museum and McLean Museum, which includes a room dedicated to Greenock's most famous son, steam engine pioneer James Watt.
www.visitscotland.com /library/greenocktown   (182 words)

 Greenock Combination Poorhouse
The Parish of Greenock operated a poorhouse at the north side of Wellington Street, between Duncan Street and Captain Street.
By the 1870s, the poorhouse was in such a state of decay that in 1876, the parochial board began erecting a new institution for 750 inmates at a site on the Inverkip Road to the west of Greenock.
McLellan, architect, Greenock, is superintending the erection of the buildings at Smithston, which have recently been visited officially by the chairman and committee of management.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Greenock/Greenock.shtml   (2260 words)

 GENUKI: Greenock, East, Middle And West   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"GREENOCK, town and three parishes on Firth of Clyde, in north-west of Renfrewshire.
The parishes are East, Middle, and West; they are treated in many respects as one; and they contain Fort Matilda and a suburb of Port Glasgow.
General Register Office for Scotland in Edinburgh, and copies on microfilm may be consulted in local libraries and in
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct/RFW/Greenock/index.html   (161 words)

 Greenock - South Australia - Australia - Travel - theage.com.au
Located 67 km from Adelaide on the north-western edge of the Barossa Valley, Greenock, as its name suggests, is unbelievably green.
It is characterised by tree-lined streets with shady peppercorn trees which offer welcome relief from the blistering summers which are characteristic of the area.
They wrote of Greenock: 'the most important buildings are central to the village at the main intersection.
www.theage.com.au /news/South-Australia/Greenock/2005/02/17/1108500204272.html   (508 words)

 Greenock House Inn - Orange, Virginia - BBOnline.com / Introduction
Victorian farmhouse located on 7 acres of flowers and specimen trees, within walking distance of the quaint town of Orange.
All in all, Greenock House Inn offers a perfect place to just get away from it all.
Greenock House Inn is a member of the following associations:
www.bbonline.com /va/greenockhouse   (362 words)

 Light Regional Council - Greenock
Sometimes referred to as a "little Scotland in the Barossa Valley", the region is believed to have been named by James Smith, the secretary of George Fife Angas, after the town of Greenock at the mouth of the River Clyde in Scotland.
In 1846, one year before land for the present township was released, The Greenock Creek Mining Company proceeded to mine an area 5 kilometres south of where Greenock was to be established.
The township of Greenock was initially established from a subdivision of a parcel of land that belonged to the Bevan family, the original owners of the township land.
www.light.sa.gov.au /site/page.cfm?u=154   (233 words)

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