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39 Argyle Square, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Latitude: 58.4385 / 58°26'18"N

Longitude: -3.0894 / 3°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 336496

OS Northings: 950536

OS Grid: ND364505

Mapcode National: GBR L6QF.CHR

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.J539

Plus Code: 9CCRCWQ6+C7

Entry Name: 39 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: 388765

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42274

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wick

County: Highland

Town: Wick

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Tagged with: Terrace house

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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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