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1 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4383 / 58°26'18"N

Longitude: -3.0856 / 3°5'8"W

OS Eastings: 336717

OS Northings: 950514

OS Grid: ND367505

Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.785

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.K5WF

Plus Code: 9CCRCWQ7+8Q

Entry Name: 1 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick

Listing Name: 1 Breadalbane Crescent Including Rear Garden Wall

Listing Date: 14 September 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388785

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42287

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wick

County: Highland

Town: Wick

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Circa 1860. 2-storey with attic, 5-bay, symmetrical, rectangular-plan, gabled house. Coursed Caithness stone slabs.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: panelled door to centre, regular fenestration, blind windows to 4th bay; canted dormers.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind doorway to ground floor right, window to upper storey left.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: single storey, advanced bay with piended roof. Window to upper storey right, square attic window above.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

Modern sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Coped skews and gable stacks. 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. The eastern part of Breadalbane Crescent consists of large town houses of greater size and quality than the rest of Pulteneytown. The presence of railed front gardens are unique to this row as are the rear paved yards and outbuildings. Originally built and occupied by the magnates of the Pulteneytown herring boom the outhouses consisted of cooperages and bothy accommodation for itinerant fish workers, usually women gutters. For further information see separate listing for 1,2 Argyle Square.

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