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15 and 16 Sinclair Terrace

A Category B Listed Building in Wick, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.4397 / 58°26'22"N

Longitude: -3.093 / 3°5'34"W

OS Eastings: 336286

OS Northings: 950673

OS Grid: ND362506

Mapcode National: GBR L6QF.3V5

Mapcode Global: WH6DN.G4CC

Entry Name: 15 and 16 Sinclair Terrace

Listing Date: 5 February 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395831

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48408

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Wick

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

Dated 1887. 2-storey with attic, 3-bay, semi-detached pair of Victorian houses. Elaborate nepus gable to centre. Squared and snecked coursed Caithness stone slabs. Yellow ashlar sandstone margins to openings and detailing.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Paired doors to centre; consoled, blocked parapet above; flanking bipartite windows with stone mullions. Canted oriel windows, bracketed and fan-corbelled, flanking bipartite window to centre of 1st floor. Canted dormers flanking nepus gable to centre of attic storey: tapered sides flanking bipartite semicircular-arched window; cill-height string course; architrave above with incised shield to centre; terminating in pediment supported upon blind arcade between square-plan stacks.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end.

Plate glass sash and case windows to No 16, double-glazing to No 15.Concrete tiles. Coped skews and gable stacks. Patterned cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoopers.

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 1,2 Argyle Square.

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