Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Jean Street School Port Glasgow

School Court in Port Glasgow is a great example of what can be achieved when old buildings are renovated.

The former Jean Street Primary School designed by H & D Barclay and opened in 1884, was a popular school in Port Glasgow and could house 460 pupils.  It closed in the late 1970s.

The local author and teacher Janetta Bowie (1907-1996) taught here for a short while after graduating.  Her book Penny Buff - described life in local schools in the 1930s.

You can see an old picture of the school at the McLean Museum website.  Thank goodness the old building hasn't been destroyed like so many others in Inverclyde and has now been turned into flats.


  1. So what is happening with it now? it looks a superb building

    1. Sorry Bill - its been turned into flats. Just amended posts. I should have mentioned that fact!

  2. That is so cool. My Father in law went to school there in the 1920s


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