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41-42 Argyle Square, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4385 / 58°26'18"N

Longitude: -3.0891 / 3°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 336511

OS Northings: 950534

OS Grid: ND365505

Mapcode National: GBR L6QF.CM1

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.J569

Plus Code: 9CCRCWQ6+99

Entry Name: 41-42 Argyle Square, Wick

Listing Name: 35-41 (Inclusive Nos) and 43, 44, 45, 46, 48 and 49 Argyle Square

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Last Amended: 5 February 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388760

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42274

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. Terrace of 2-storey, predominantly 2-bay, rectangular-plan gabled town houses. S facing onto Argyle Square. Squared and tooled, long coursed Caithness stone slabs. Regular fenestration. Side elevations obscured by abutting buildings, irregular fenestration to rear.

NO 35: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, large modern canted dormer to right.

NO 36: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right, small gabled dormer to left. Concrete roof tiles.

NO 37: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, small gabled dormer to right. Concrete tiles.

NO 38: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, door to right, window to outer right, pend to far left. Concrete tiles.

NO 39: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: concrete tiles.

NO 40: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right, base course, ashlar margins to openings. Rooflights, concrete tiles.

NO 41: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, door to centre, blocked pend to left, window to right; projecting margin to outer left window, pend to outer right. Roof lights, concrete tiles.

NO 43: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, door to centre, blind openings to right bay.

NO 44: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left.

NO 45: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to right. Concrete tiles.

NO 46: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: door to left, blocked openings to outer left. Small modern, flat-roofed dormer to right. Blind gable end to E side.

NO 48: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical, harled. Base course, corner quoins. Door to centre, flanking pilasters and cornice hood over, projecting margins to openings, pedimented at ground. Blind gable end to W

NO 49: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical, harled. Projecting margins to openings. Door to centre, small square window above, large modern picture window to right. E (LOWER DUNBAR STREET) ELEVATION: modern shop entrance to ground.

INTERIORS: not seen 2001.

Modern plate glass sash and case. Grey slates, lead flashing, rooflights. 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. For further information see separate listing for 1,2 Argyle Square. Upgraded C(S) to B February 2002.

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