Basic Site Details

Name: British Linen Bank
Town, district or village: Thurso
City or county: Caithness
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bank of ScotlandYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 125, Olrig StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51897   
Item 2 of 5September 1897  Plans dated
Item 3 of 51905  Alterations
Item 4 of 51932  Alterations (plans dated)
Item 5 of 51936  Internal alterations?


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 14John More Dick PeddieArchitectD1897  
Item 2 of 14George Washington BrowneArchitectD1899  
Item 3 of 14Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceD1899  
Item 4 of 14James Salmon (junior)ArchitectC1905 Alterations
Item 5 of 14John Gaff GillespieArchitectC1905 Alterations
Item 6 of 14Salmon, Son & GillespieArchitectural practiceC1905 Alterations
Item 7 of 14William Forrest SalmonArchitectC1905 Alterations
Item 8 of 14Hugh Sinclair MacdonaldArchitectA1932 Alterations
Item 9 of 14James Constable LeedArchitectA1932 Alterations
Item 10 of 14Sinclair Macdonald & SonArchitectural practiceA1932 Alterations
Item 11 of 14Alexander SmellieArchitectB1936 Internal alterations?
Item 12 of 14Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectB1936 Internal alterations?
Item 13 of 14John KeppieArchitectB1936 Internal alterations?
Item 14 of 14Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceB1936 Internal alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp134

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Bank of Scotland ArchivesBank of Scotland Drawings Collection Plans dated September 1897
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register42005 
Item 3 of 5Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 497
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLetters from James Salmon Jun to Hugh Salmon (per Hugh's daughter Mrs Anne Francis, Christchurch, NZ Letter to Hugh Salmon 3 October 1905
Item 5 of 5North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1930/251/1