The West Church in Brown Street built in 1885. Designed by John Burnet in what was referd to as an "arts and Crafts style"
The West Church
The redevelopment was only finished in 2000 and the flats are now all occupied.
Jean Street School
Jean Street School (1883-84)
The school lay empty for many years before being refurbished and turned into flats.
Arts Guild started in the house in 1969
Occupied by Anderson Rodger the shipbuilder between the years of 1882-1912
More recently the building was used for the Births/deaths/marriages office for the town and at this time it was also used for antenatal care among other things.The opening of the building for this purpose taking place on 25 May 1956.
The building was also used for a long time as a private nursing home. I understand that this was run by Mr&Mrs Crighton who built a small house to the rear of the property within what was the gardens.
Glenpark House is an A listed Building.
At January 2002 only the main part of the building nears completion. All the flats have now been sold
Also up at the area of Glenpark house was another house Elmworth. It was roughly placed at the top of what is now Mary Street and was the home of the one time Provost Alexander Gray.He was provost from 1892-1895. This family also had connections to the Newark Sailcloth company which was better known locally as The Glen Mill. The house was knocked down in 1960 to make way for new developments.
The only sign of it's existence is the bricked up entrance to the drive and the sign post for the actual house.
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