James Watt Memorial Statue

Greenock's Historic Quarter

James Watt Memorial Statue

Scotland PA15 1BQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group


This bronze statue (image 1) is on the corner of William Street and Dalrymple Street. The sculptor was Henry Charles Fehr and it was created as part of the Carnagie memorial funding. It shows Watt holding a Watt Indicator in his right hand and its tablet in his left hand.

It stands on an octagonal plinth of red sandstone. The plaques on each side of the plinth are decorated with relief sculptures of the tools which Watt would have used as an instrument maker and as an engineer (image 2).

If you walk towards the modern building at the bottom of William Street, you will get a better view of the building, including the original front entrance on Dalrymple Street.

Tap image 2 to see the full picture. (Close is in top left corner.)

Continue by turning round and walking up the other side of William Street to Pin 11: Mince Collop Close.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter


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