This is the former Clune Park
School in Port Glasgow designed by H & D Barclay, architects and completed in about 1887. It was
still a working school until 2008.
It has a couple of interesting features. This is from Port Glasgow's town crest - the Latin
et Quater anno Revisens Aequor Atlanticum Impune
translated is -
three and four times a year
revisiting the Atlantic with impunity
a bold and noble motto going back to better times in Port Glasgow's history and
refers to the trans-Atlantic timber trade between here and Quebec. This timber was used in the great shipyards
which lined the River Clyde at Port Glasgow and Greenock.
There are roundels of Queen Victoria and Prince
Albert - they'd don't look to pleased with their predicament!
This derelict school is right next door to the
former (now derelict) Clune Park Church which I wrote about here.