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TITLE
Bridge Street, Wick
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH405
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4737
KEYWORDS
streets
bridges
Bridge Street, Wick

This photograph shows a view of Bridge Street in Wick. Many of the buildings on the street date back to the 1800s, including the Royal Bank of Scotland (right corner), built in 1830 and the Station Hotel (left corner).

In the foreground is the bridge, crossing the River Wick. Opened in 1807, it leads into the town formerly known as Pulteneytown.

The name 'Wick' comes from the Norse for 'bay'. During the 900s, the Vikings used the mouth of the River Wick as a harbour for their trading boats and longships. Wick remained the administrative centre of Caithness for almost 500 years


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Bridge Street, Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

streets; bridges

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

This photograph shows a view of Bridge Street in Wick. Many of the buildings on the street date back to the 1800s, including the Royal Bank of Scotland (right corner), built in 1830 and the Station Hotel (left corner).<br /> <br /> In the foreground is the bridge, crossing the River Wick. Opened in 1807, it leads into the town formerly known as Pulteneytown.<br /> <br /> The name 'Wick' comes from the Norse for 'bay'. During the 900s, the Vikings used the mouth of the River Wick as a harbour for their trading boats and longships. Wick remained the administrative centre of Caithness for almost 500 years <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />