MHG58829 - House - 12-14 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>

Mid terrace, 2 storey and attic building. For windows to first floor, three doors (1 panelled, one double-leaf, the other not visible beneath boarding) with rectangular fanlights over, flanked by two windows to ground floor. The double leaf door to 12 suggests part of the building may have operated as a shop/ office.
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. The 1872 OS Large Scale Town Plan of Wick shows the building with fish curing yard to rear. 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 3639 5070 (11m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35SE
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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