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Type of record:Building
Name:16 & 18 Shore Street, Thurso


Old Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland Council(photo by Andrew Puls)  © Highland Council


Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 100 KB)
Grid Reference:ND 1196 6866
Map Sheet:ND16NW
Civil Parish:THURSO
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Built, 17th Century - 1687 AD to 1687 AD)
  • TOLL HOUSE? (Built, 17th Century - 1687 AD to 1687 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (B) 42025: 16, 18, Shore Street


  • Survival: ROOFED BUILDING (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG1411
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 8436
  • NMRS Record Details: ND16NW18 THURSO, 16 SHORE STREET
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND16NW0018

Full description

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.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3624.

Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG3625.

RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Third report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Caithness, 117, No. 426; illust (Text/Report). SHG2664.

Sinclair, H, 1930, Caithness, 45 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2803.

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