The 'Toon Kirk'

Greenock's Historic Quarter

The 'Toon Kirk'

Scotland PA15 1BQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group

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The Wellpark Mid Kirk sits at the southern end of Cathcart Square (images 1 and 2). It is known locally at the 'Toon Kirk' because it is used for civic occasions such as 'Kirking the Council'.

The church was built on land gifted by Lord Cathcart in 1758. Its classical design features an iconic portico and 44.5 metre (145 feet) high steeple modelled on St. Martin's-in-the Field Church in London. The building holds up to 1,600 worshippers in an arrangement originally planned by James Watt, Sr.

Open for Doors Open Days 2021

Continue by turning left and walking a few steps to Pin 18: Bank Street.

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


 

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