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Victoria Bar, 105 Shore Street, Gourock

A Category C Listed Building in Gourock, Inverclyde

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Latitude: 55.9605 / 55°57'37"N

Longitude: -4.817 / 4°49'1"W

OS Eastings: 224247

OS Northings: 677743

OS Grid: NS242777

Mapcode National: GBR 09.XHTS

Mapcode Global: WH2M8.ZFBZ

Plus Code: 9C7QX56M+55

Entry Name: Victoria Bar, 105 Shore Street, Gourock

Listing Name: 105 Shore Street and 1 and 2 Hopeton Street, Victoria Bar with Courtyard Buildings

Listing Date: 10 June 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378230

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34026

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gourock

County: Inverclyde

Town: Gourock

Electoral Ward: Inverclyde West

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Early 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric and with later alterations. 2-storey 5-bay (grouped 3-2) former coaching inn with stables courtyard to rear. Rendered and harled main block with rendered and exposed pink rubble to courtyard buildings. Rubble base course; rusticated quoins.

E (FRONT) ELEVATION: 3-bay symmetrical block to left, architraved and hoodmoulded doorway to centre, single window at 1st floor and to each floor in flanking bays, 2 canted dormers with piended roofs. 2-bay block to right near contemporary with scrolled skewputts, 3 windows at

ground floor, 2 at 1st floor, dormer as above.

N ELEVATION: gabled with apex stack, single windows and secondary doorways.

S ELEVATION: as above with single windows.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: much altered, later brick additions encasing semi-circular stair tower. 4-pane timber sash and case windows to dormers, replacement windows to remaining building. Slate roof with metal flashings; tall coped apex (see above) and mutual stack.

INTERIOR OF BAR: Largely altered. Retains early 20th century timber U-plan bar counter with stone spittoon at base. Gantry replaced in 1993.

COURTYARD BUILDINGS: variety of outbuildings serving coaching inn forming U-plan open to N. 2-storey, 4-bay block to W, with apex stacks and graded slates. Single storey piend-roofed link to street front bar at S of group.

Statement of Interest

This early 19th century former coaching inn is a significant addition to the streetscape on this main thoroughfare in Gourock. The retention of the former stables and outbuildings to the rear of the building adds to the interest and character of the building. The interior of the pub has undergone some alteration, but it retains a good quality, early 20th century timber U-plan bar counter and the stone spittoon around the base of the bar area is a rare survival.

List description updated as part of Public Houses Thematic Review 2007-08. Category changed from B to C(S), 2008.

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