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 Peddie D1897  
Item 2 of 14George Washington Browne D1899  
Item 3 of 14Peddie & Washington Browne D1899  
Item 4 of 14James Salmon (junior) C1905 Alterations
Item 5 of 14John Gaff Gillespie C1905 Alterations
Item 6 of 14Salmon, Son & Gillespie C1905 Alterations
Item 7 of 14William Forrest Salmon C1905 Alterations
Item 8 of 14Hugh Sinclair Macdonald A1932 Alterations
Item 9 of 14James Constable Leed A1932 Alterations
Item 10 of 14Sinclair Macdonald & Son A1932 Alterations
Item 11 of 14Alexander Smellie B1936 Internal alterations?
Item 12 of 14Andrew Graham Henderson B1936 Internal alterations?
Item 13 of 14John Keppie B1936 Internal alterations?
Item 14 of 14Keppie & Henderson B1936 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