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Wick, Station Road, Railway Station, Engine Shed

Engine Shed (19th Century), Railway Turntable (19th Century)

Site Name Wick, Station Road, Railway Station, Engine Shed

Classification Engine Shed (19th Century), Railway Turntable (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Wick Station

Canmore ID 280176

Site Number ND35SE 73.02

NGR ND 35960 50816

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Wick
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Architecture Notes

ND35SE 73.02 35960 50816

Engine Shed [NAT]

OS 1:2500 map (GIS ep. 2).

Wick Engine shed is situated about 111m SW of the station (ND35SE 73.00), in an area S of what was once the goods yard. The shed is stone built and was a two road gable style slated roof type. There was a railway turntable 45m SE to the rear of the shed.

The engine shed was opend by the Caithness and Sutherland Railway (later the Highland Railway) in 1874 with modifications to the roof in the late 1950's. Abandoned sometime in the 1960's, the building continues in use, though modified, as a supermarket.

The engine shed, turntable and other railway installations are depicted as roofed on the 2nd Edition of the 25-inch map (Caithness, 1906, sheet 25.5).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2010; Griffiths and Smith 2000


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