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Thurso, 18 Shore Street

House (17th Century)

Site Name Thurso, 18 Shore Street

Classification House (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Old House; Turnpike

Canmore ID 254045

Site Number ND16NW 380

NGR ND 11969 68668

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NW 380 ND 11969 68668

For the adjoining 16 Shore Street see:

ND16NW 18 ND 11960 68667

On the N side of Shore Street is a 17th century dwelling; it is two-storeyed, 57ft long, with a 6 1/2ft diameter turret containing the stair. On the skew-put of the W gable are the initials D W K R and the date '1686'.

RCAHMS 1911.

This building is reputed to be the Thurso Turnpike where the old stage coaches used to start.

H Sinclair 1930.

ND 1196 6866. This building, now completely restored, is as described.

Visited by OS (E G C) 18 April 1962.

No change to the previous field report other than the lower of two windows in the turret has been blocked off.

Visited by OS (J M) 29 September 1981.


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