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Wick, Albert Street, Kippering House

Fish Processing Factory (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Site Name Wick, Albert Street, Kippering House

Classification Fish Processing Factory (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Pulteneytown

Canmore ID 9234

Site Number ND35SE 93

NGR ND 3660 5010

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Treasured Places (10 August 2007)

Tall kipper-kilns, such as Kippering House in Wick, were once common features in the herring-fishing areas of Caithness. Producing kippered herrings required splitting, washing and pickling the fish prior to smoking them. 'Smokers' then climbed rungs of horizontal rails in the kiln and hung tenter-sticks, loaded with the fish, onto them. Smoking the fish took between six and twelve hours.

Information from RCAHMS (SC) 10 August 2007

Hay, G D and Stell, G P 1986

Architecture Notes

ND35SE 93 3561 5010

A complex of one and two-storey rubble buildings, showing many phases of extension and modification and with a number of cart entries. The kiln house is roofed with corrugated iron.

Information from RCAHMS (SC), 11 August 1999.


Standing Building Recording (14 June 1983 - 17 June 1983)


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