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Latitude: 58.4388 / 58°26'19"N
Longitude: -3.0874 / 3°5'14"W
OS Eastings: 336612
OS Northings: 950567
OS Grid: ND366505
Mapcode National: GBR L6RF.6DB
Mapcode Global: WH6DN.K512
Plus Code: 9CCRCWQ7+G2
Entry Name: 17-18 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick
Listing Name: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Breadalbane Crescent
Listing Date: 14 September 1983
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 388799
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42291
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
Tagged with: Terrace house
Circa 1860. Terrace of subdivided 2-storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, gabled houses. Coursed Caithness stone slabs. Regular fenestration, irregular to rear.
NO 14: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay, panelled door, letterbox fanlight to left. Canted dormer to right. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end.
NO 15: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay, single bay to ground floor; separate shop to left; panelled door, letterbox fanlight. Canted dormer to left.
NO 16: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-bay, ground floor only; plate glass shop front.
NO 17: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay, single bay to ground floor; separate shop to left; panelled door, letterbox fanlight.
NO 18: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-bay, ground floor only. plate glass shop front.
Predominantly 12-pane sash and case windows. Grey slates except concrete tiles to 18, lead flashing. Coped skews and gable stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: not seen 2001.
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 Argyle Square. 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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