Sir John's Brae

Greenock's Historic Quarter

Sir John's Brae

Scotland PA15 1BQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group


A pair of acorn-topped pillars (image 1 and 2) can be seen at the north end of Lyndoch Street. They are at the top of a set of stairs called 'Lord John's Brae' which leads down to Terrace Road and thereby to Cathcart Street.

The pillars can be seen in this 1863 painting by David Maitland McKenzie (image 2), painted before the house was demolished.

As Cupbearers to the King, a covered goblet appears in the Arms of the Stewart family, and it has been suggested that these are representations of covered goblets rather than acorns. What do you think?

For safety reasons, please do not take Sir John's Brae to Cathcart Street. Exit the park the way you came in after visiting the Cenotaph then continue the tour on Bank Street.

Continue by retracing your steps along the short path to Pin 25: The Well of the Old Mansion House.

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


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