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Harold's Tower Mausoleum, Thurso

A Category B Listed Building in Thurso, Highland

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Latitude: 58.6024 / 58°36'8"N

Longitude: -3.4895 / 3°29'22"W

OS Eastings: 313542

OS Northings: 969236

OS Grid: ND135692

Mapcode National: GBR K5RZ.VMT

Mapcode Global: WH5BK.C1LM

Plus Code: 9CCRJG26+X6

Entry Name: Harold's Tower Mausoleum, Thurso

Listing Name: Harold's Tower Mausoleum

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348396

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14919

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348396

Location: Thurso

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Thurso

Traditional County: Caithness

Tagged with: Mausoleum

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Circa 1790-98, hexagonal mausoleum, the angles marked by crude

pencil turrets rising through wallhead to blunt-headed

pinnacles; all harled. Simple wallhead parapet with primitive crenellation; shallow pyramidal slab roof behind parapet.

Centre plaque in south elevation over blocked centre door;

present entrance just off-centre in south face.

Statement of Interest

Erected by Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster and Thurso to

commemorate Earl Harold buried near this site after being killed

in battle, circa 1190.

Plaque inscribed "The Burial Place of the Sinclairs of Ulbster".

Stands on rise to east of Thurso Castle.

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