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20 and 22 Argyle Square

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4376 / 58°26'15"N

Longitude: -3.0888 / 3°5'19"W

OS Eastings: 336525

OS Northings: 950439

OS Grid: ND365504

Mapcode National: GBR L6QF.CRV

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.J5BZ

Entry Name: 20 and 22 Argyle Square

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388752

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42270

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. Pair of semi-detached, 2-storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, rectangular-plan, gabled town houses. NE facing onto Argyle Square. Squared and tooled, long coursed Caithness stone slabs. Regular fenestration, irregular to rear and gable ends.

NO 20: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to centre, blocked doorway to left. Rooflight to centre.

NO 22: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to centre, flanking blocked doorways. Gabled wallhead dormers.

INTERIORS: not seen 2001.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slates, skews, 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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