1895 Print over 100 years old Ashton From the East Fashionable part of Gourock


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Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice.  RTC.174.

Entitled – Ashton.

Below the picture an inscription read: 

Ashton – This may be described as the more fashionable part of Gourock, and is still frequented by crowds of summer visitors.

Ashton extends from Kempock Point to the Cloch Lighthouse, which is an important beacon.

Two miles west of Gourock, and beyond its suburb of Ashton, stands the ruined tower of Leven Castle; and about a mile farther west still is the Cloch Lighthouse, where the open Firth, running north and west, may be said to begin.

The beauty and picturesqueness of Aston may be judged – at least to some extent – from the view given here; and from this charming little place a number of exceedingly beautiful excursions may be taken.

As illustrating this, we may mention that Ashton – or, to be quite correct, Greenock, in which Gourock is now practically merged – may by described as the base of operations wherefrom the innumerable pleasure steamers proceed to the various beautiful resorts on the far-famed Clyde.

Among these may be mentioned the starting point, Gourock; then Wemyss Bay and Skelmorlie; Largs, Millport, Seamill, Ardrossan, Troon, Helensburgh, Kilcreggan, Cove, Strone, Blairmore, Garelochhead, Kilmun, Dunoon, Innellan, and Tighnabruaich.

We feel sure that the tourist who is bent on thoroughly exploring the beauties of the Clyde watering-places will be tempted to spend a considerable time in Gourock and its delightful little suburb, Ashton.

And after having visited the many ideal haunts with which the Clyde is enriched, he will cherish a conspicuously pleasant memory of this quiet and charming little spot.

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