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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Gourock within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Gourock, town and quoad sacra par., Inverkip par., Renfrewshire, on S. shore of Firth of Clyde, 2 miles below Greenock (with which it has communication by tramway) -- q.s. par. (partly also in Greenock West par.), pop. 4296; town, pop. 3336; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Gourock commands fine views of the Clyde, and is a watering-place and yachting station. It consists of two parts -- Gourock proper, on Gourock Bay, and Ashton, on West Bay. Gourock Bay affords good anchorage for yachts, and has a pier for steamers; West Bay is a capital bathing ground. The Gamble Institute (1876) contains a public library, baths, &c. In vicinity are the seats of Gourock Castle and Gourock House. Of the old castle, held by the Douglases until their forfeiture in 1445, there are no remainns.