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15-16 Argyle Square, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Latitude: 58.4375 / 58°26'14"N

Longitude: -3.0883 / 3°5'17"W

OS Eastings: 336556

OS Northings: 950420

OS Grid: ND365504

Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.60W

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.J6L3

Plus Code: 9CCRCWP6+XM

Entry Name: 15-16 Argyle Square, Wick

Listing Name: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,17,18 Argyle Square

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388751

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42269

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wick

County: Highland

Town: Wick

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Thomas Telford, circa 1840. Terrace of, 2-storey, predominantly 2-bay, symmetrical, rectangular-plan, gabled town houses. NE facing onto Argyle Square. Squared and tooled, long coursed Caithness stone slabs, some harled. Regular fenestration, irregular to rear.

NO 11: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right, harled. Small rooflight.

NO 12: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, blocked doorway to left, blocked pend to right.

NO 13: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right, pend to far left, blocked doorway to centre. Small rooflight

NO 14: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, blocked pend to far left, blocked window above, blocked doorway to right. Small rooflight.

NO 15: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, door to centre, window above, additional windows flanking door. 2 Piended dormers, rooflight to centre.

NO 17: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right, panelled door with letterbox fanlight, blocked doorway to centre. Small modern, gabled dormer to left. Rooflight.

NO 18: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, additional window to centre, single window to centre of upper storey. Small, modern gabled dormer to right. NW (DUNBAR STREET) ELEVATION: gable end, blocked window to ground left, window above, windows to ground and upper storey to outer right. Full-height 2-bay gabled addition to rear.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

Predominantly 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.

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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