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Head Post Office, 80-92 Cathcart Street, Greenock

A Category B Listed Building in Greenock, Inverclyde

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.947 / 55°56'49"N

Longitude: -4.7536 / 4°45'13"W

OS Eastings: 228145

OS Northings: 676082

OS Grid: NS281760

Mapcode National: GBR 0D.Y630

Mapcode Global: WH2M9.YSJC

Plus Code: 9C7QW6WW+QH

Entry Name: Head Post Office, 80-92 Cathcart Street, Greenock

Listing Name: 80-92 Cathcart Street, Former Post Office Building

Listing Date: 31 May 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378402

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34183

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Greenock

County: Inverclyde

Town: Greenock

Electoral Ward: Inverclyde North

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

W W Robertson, Office of Works, 1898-9. Monumental corner block, richly ornamented and with mixed Renaissance details. Symmetrical front, 3 storeys with attic, paired Ionic square-columned porticos (one entrance now blocked), round-arched large windows at ground; facade above articulated with single and 2-light windows, round-arched at 2nd floor, mostly original glazing throughout. Stone-cleaned light-coloured ashlar, big pavilion roofs (slated, platformed, iron-cresting), parapet with urns. Single bay west flank to Cross Shore Street, but range extends to rear (north) by another 7 bays in much plainer style.

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