Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Garden City Suburb
Town, district or village: Gourock
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: For workers of the Torpedo Factory.

This, the first co-partnership Society registered in Scotland, has opened its first blocks of houses. As is the case elsewhere in Scotland, loan stock is difficult to secure, and this is illustrated by the fact that the amount of share capital is three times as large as that of the loan stock. The shareholders are principally artisans in the Royal Naval Torpedo factory, who since their transfer from Woolwich have had great difficulty in obtaining suitable housing, the tenement system of the district not meeting with the southern ideas. It is proposed to build 500 houses. [Ewart G Culpin: The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date 1913 Page 31

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1DOMESTIC  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Caledonia Crescent  
Item 2 of 3Cardwell Bay  
Item 3 of 3Manor Crescent  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1Before 1914   


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Andrew BalfourArchitect Before 1914  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Culpin, Ewart G1913The Garden City Movement Up-to-Date  Town Planning Associationp31
Item 2 of 3Rosenburg, Lou2016Scotland's Homes fit for Heroes: Garden City Influences on the Development of Scottish Working Class Housing, 1900-1939 Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies: The Word Bankpp132-135
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Greenock Telegraph18 December 1909   
Item 2 of 3Greenock Telegraph30 March 1914  p4
Item 3 of 3Greenock Telegraph31 March 1914  p4