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4 and 6 Breadalbane Crescent Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Stables

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4387 / 58°26'19"N

Longitude: -3.0859 / 3°5'9"W

OS Eastings: 336701

OS Northings: 950554

OS Grid: ND367505

Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.73L

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.K5R4

Entry Name: 4 and 6 Breadalbane Crescent Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Stables

Listing Date: 14 September 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388788

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42288

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. Semi-detached pair of 2-storey with attic, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, symmetrical, gabled town houses. Coursed Caithness stone slabs.

NO 4: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door to centre, regular fenestration, small gabled dormers. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: small gabled outhouse to centre, irregular fenestration. Plate glass sash and case windows.

YARD: wall to former stables/stores spanning yard, broad, square-head arch, rubble arch ring; Caithness flagstone paving.

NO 6: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern canted porch to centre, blind flanking bays, regular fenestration to upper storey; small gabled dormers. NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey flat-roofed modern addition. Modern 9-pane timber sash and case windows.

STABLES: single storey, 5-bay, narrow, rectangular-plan building. Blocked segmental arch entrance to centre with rubble arch ring; gabled doorway breaking eaves above, converted to window. Grey slates, coped gable stacks.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: low, saddleback coped, wall terminating in stone piers with pyramidal caps, decorative cast-iron railings.

Grey slates, lead flashing. Coped skews and gable stacks.

INTERIORS: not seen 2001.

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 stables, 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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