Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

8 AND 9 BREADALBANE CRESCENT INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALL, RAILINGS AND STABLESLB42289

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
14/09/1983
Supplementary Information Updated
14/08/2018
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Burgh
Wick
NGR
ND 36678 50544
Coordinates
336678, 950544

Description

Circa 1860. Semi-detached pair of 2-storey and attic, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, symmetrical, gabled town houses. Coursed Caithness stone slabs.

NO 8: SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern door to centre, regular fenestration, small gabled dormers. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration, forestair to 1st floor door.

YARD AND STABLES: Caithness flagstone paved yard. Single storey, 6-bay gabled stores, sliding cartshed doors.

NO 9 SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern door to centre, regular fenestration, small gabled dormers. NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end. NE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration.

STABLES: single storey, 6-bay, narrow, rectangular-plan building. Small square windows. Grey slates.

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

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing, raised skews, coped gable stacks

INTERIORS: not seen 2001.

Statement of Special 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

References

Bibliography

E Beaton, CAITHNESS: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, (Rutland Press, Edinburgh), 1996, pp 36-44; D Maudlin, HIGHLAND PLANNED VILLAGES: TELFORD'S WORK FOR THE BRITISH FISHERIES SOCIETY, The New Town Phenomenon, ed J Frew (St Andrews University Press) 2001; RJ Naismith, BUILDINGS OF THE SCOTTISH COUNTRYSIDE, (Victor Gollancz, London), 1985, p 28.

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