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4, 5 and 6 Argyle Square

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4372 / 58°26'13"N

Longitude: -3.0872 / 3°5'13"W

OS Eastings: 336619

OS Northings: 950391

OS Grid: ND366503

Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.6JC

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.K639

Entry Name: 4, 5 and 6 Argyle Square

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388745

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42268

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wick

County: Highland

Town: Wick

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Thomas Telford, circa 1840. Semi-detached pair of 2-storey, symmetrical, rectangular-plan, gabled town houses. NE facing onto Argyle Square. Squared and tooled, long coursed Caithness stone slabs. Regular fenestration, irregular to rear, blind gable ends.

NOS 4 & 5: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, door to left, pend to centre, blocked window above. Knocked through to 5, door blocked to left of pend.

NO 6: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped gable stacks with string course. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

The A-Group for Upper Pulteneytown comprises: 1,2; 4,5,6; 11,12,13,14,15,17,18; 20,22; 30,31,33; 35-41,43,44,45,46,48,49; 51-55,57-59; 62,63 Argyle Square; 65 Argyle Square and 1 Grant Street; Pulteneytown Parish Church, Argyle Square; 1; 4,6; 8,9; 10,11,12,13; 14,15,16,17,18 Breadalbane Crescent; 1,2,3; 5,6; 12,13; 15; 17,18,19; 22,23,24,25; 26,27; 28,29; 31; 32; 37,38; 41; 42; 46; 47; 48,49 Breadalbane Terrace; 3,5; 8,10 Dempster Street; Wick Central Church of Scotland, Dempster Street; 7,9; 11 Malcolm Street; 1,2; 3,4,5,6; 7,8,9,10; 13; 15,16; 17; 18; 20 Sinclair Terrace Terrace.

The Group listing is in recognition of the exceptional group value of these buildings as the core of Thomas Telford s 1809 scheme for the new town plan of Pulteneytown for the British Fisheries Society. Upgraded C(S) to B February 2002.

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