MHG58828 - House - 15-16 Union Street, Wick


A terraced house, registered as a building at risk.

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site recorded from the 2013 RCAHMS download. <1>

2 storey and attic, five bays, end terraced property with slated roof. Two doors - one panelled, the other not visible beneath boarding, rectangular fanlights over.
Doesn't appear on the 1832 Great Reform Act Plan of Wick, but does appear on the 1st edition OS (1;2:500 series) map. A section of the building to the west has been removed at some point in the past - from the 1st edition OS (1;2:500 series) map a pend existed leading to the fish curing yard to the rear. Assuming it followed the pattern of the rest of the terrace, a further two bays to the west may have existed.
Wick grew rapidly through the 19th century to become the largest herring port in Europe. <2>

See link below to the Building At Risk Register entry for photos of the building.

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on OS Master Map. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)



Grid reference Centred ND 3637 5070 (12m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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