Basic Site Details

Name: Latheron Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Latheron
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Closed down.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Forse House This name is from Harriet Richardson. Forse House still exists and appears to have nothing to do with the poorhouse/hospital.
Item 2 of 3Town and County Home  
Item 3 of 3Wick and Latheron Combination Poorhouse  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Poor house  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21854   
Item 2 of 219241949 Alterations and additions


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 7William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 1854  
Item 2 of 7Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)ArchitectA1924c. 1928Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 7Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)ArchitectBc. 19281949Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 7Hugh Sinclair MacdonaldArchitectBc. 19281949Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 7Sinclair Macdonald & SonArchitectural practiceB1931(?)c. 1949Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 7Archibald James BaxterArchitectB1935c. 1949Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 7James Constable LeedArchitectB1935c. 1949Alterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 30853/1-15
Item 2 of 2North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1920/107/1