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10, 11, 12 13 Breadalbane Crescent Including Boundary Wall and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4387 / 58°26'19"N

Longitude: -3.0867 / 3°5'12"W

OS Eastings: 336650

OS Northings: 950555

OS Grid: ND366505

Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.6Q7

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.K5B4

Entry Name: 10, 11, 12 13 Breadalbane Crescent Including Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 14 September 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388794

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42290

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. 12-bay, symmetrical block of 2-storey with attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled town houses. Coursed Caithness stone slabs.

NO 10: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION panelled door to right, letterbox; regular fenestration, small gabled dormers. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration, forestair to 1st floor door. Paved yard.

NO 11 SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber panelled door, letterbox, fanlight above; regular fenestration, small gabled dormers.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration. Paved yard

COOPERAGE: single storey, 10-bay gabled cooperage,

NOS 12 and 13: mirror to 10 and 11.

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

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Predominantly 12-pane sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing, raised skews, coped 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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