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32 -33 Argyle Square, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Latitude: 58.4383 / 58°26'17"N

Longitude: -3.0902 / 3°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 336445

OS Northings: 950510

OS Grid: ND364505

Mapcode National: GBR L6QF.C3T

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.H5PH

Plus Code: 9CCRCWQ5+8W

Entry Name: 32 -33 Argyle Square, Wick

Listing Name: 30, 31, 33 Argyle Square

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388755

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42272

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. Canted terrace of 2-storey, 3-bay, square-plan, gabled town houses. NE facing onto Argyle Square. Squared and tooled, long coursed Caithness stone slabs. Regular fenestration, irregular to rear.

NO 30: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: steps to timber panelled door to right. Ashlar window dressings.

N0 31: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left. Small gabled dormer to right.

NO 33: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, additional window flanking to right. Small gabled dormer to left.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

Modern tilt-and-turn windows, except sash and case to 32. Grey slates, lead flashing. 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. For further information see separate listing for 1,2 Argyle Square. Upgraded C(S) to B February 2002.

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