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Brown Institute, 41 Canal Street, Renfrew

A Category B Listed Building in Renfrew, Renfrewshire

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Latitude: 55.88 / 55°52'47"N

Longitude: -4.3855 / 4°23'7"W

OS Eastings: 250871

OS Northings: 667772

OS Grid: NS508677

Mapcode National: GBR 3M.2D5D

Mapcode Global: WH3P0.LGWQ

Plus Code: 9C7QVJH7+XR

Entry Name: Brown Institute, 41 Canal Street, Renfrew

Listing Name: Brown Institute, 41 Canal Street

Listing Date: 14 October 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386355

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40426

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Renfrew

County: Renfrewshire

Town: Renfrew

Electoral Ward: Renfrew North and Braehead

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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1903, 2-storey, 3-bay modern movement red sandstone, snecked bullnosed rubble with polished ashlar dressing. Windows mainly leaded.

Scotch slate roof.

STREET ELEVATION: symmetrical. Central doorway with round-headed

doorway set into square-headed architrave, with three light 'fanlight'.

Elaborate sculpture panel inscribed Brown Institute 1903 below corbells of broad canted oriel. Flanking doorhead and panel are pilasters with

elaborate mannered capitals merging into corbels. Oriel is flattened, with 4-light mullioned and transomed central window and single transomed windows on the sides. At ground broad depressed arched openings, to left 5 light timber mullioned and transomed-window on right single shop front, both with multi-paned glazing in the head. Small single windows at first to left and right of oriel with chamfered ingoes. Wallhead has gablet cope, castellated over raised

parapet above oriel. Central Art Nouveau cupola roof ridge

ventilator with ogee-roof and wrought-iron finial.

Statement of Interest

The Browns were involved in the management of William Simons' shipyard in Renfrew.

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