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17-18 Breadalbane Crescent, Wick

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388799

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42291

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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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.

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 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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