Basic Site Details

Name: Wick UP Church
Town, district or village: Wick
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
Parish: Pultneytown
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost just under £5,000.

CHECK: it is unclear whether the Munro referred to here is in fact Thomas J Munro, who is supposed to have worked with William Mackintosh Senior.

"The acoustics did not minister to either comfort or edification" (Small, 1904)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pulteney Town UP ChurchYesspelling of entry in Harper (1983)
Item 2 of 2Pultneytown UP ChurchYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 229 March 1877 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 23 August 1879  Opened


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander MunroArchitect 1877 Second premiated competition design (£10 premium)
Item 2 of 4William Mackintosh (senior)Architect 1877 Competition design? - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 4John Russell WalkerArchitectA1877 Won competition (£15 premium) and secured job
Item 4 of 4Sutherland & WalkerArchitectural practiceA1877 Won competition (£15 premium) and secured job (Walker responsible)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishinglisted as Pulteney Town United Presbyterian Church
Item 2 of 2Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p479

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1877XXXV p166
Item 2 of 2Inverness Courier29 March 1877