Basic Site Details

Name: Thurso Castle
Town, district or village: Thurso
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31834 AdditionTo the 1600s building
Item 2 of 318721878  
Item 3 of 3c. 19181926 Date of job file (restoration?) which includes plans


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 3William BurnArchitectA1834 Alterations and additions to old building of the 1660s- demolished about 1875
Item 2 of 3David SmithArchitect 18721878 
Item 3 of 3Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)Architect c. 1918c. 1926 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Sinclair, Sir JohnThird Baronet of Ulbster - cleint for 1870s work|?
Item 2 of 2Sinclair, Sir JohnClient for Burn work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Beaton, Elizabeth1996Caithness: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: Rutland Presspp90-91
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128 List of works by Burn compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1910/2/1
Item 2 of 2Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore8504