MHG1467 - Thurso Gas Works


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Type and Period (1)

  • GAS WORKS (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

(Location cited as ND 118 683). Thurso Gas Works, mid 19th century and later. An interesting complex, now closed, largely 19th century in construction with a handsome retort house with a stone-built, square-section chimney, an 8-column gas holder, and a 2-storey, 4-bay office block with an arched cart entrance.
J R Hume 1977. <1>

The location given by Hume differs from that plotted by RCAHMS. At the location given by Hume, the Gas Works appears to be depicted on the 2nd edition, with an 8-column gas holder and other buildings as described, although it is not marked as such. The site is now a car park and no trace of the buildings described by Hume are apparent. <2>-<4>

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Grid reference Centred ND 1170 6830 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND16NW
Civil Parish THURSO
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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