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Town Hall, High Street, Thurso

A Category B Listed Building in Thurso, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.5957 / 58°35'44"N

Longitude: -3.5181 / 3°31'5"W

OS Eastings: 311861

OS Northings: 968519

OS Grid: ND118685

Mapcode National: GBR K6P0.F4J

Mapcode Global: WH5BJ.X6WT

Plus Code: 9CCRHFWJ+7Q

Entry Name: Town Hall, High Street, Thurso

Listing Name: High Street, Town Hall

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388400

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41988

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Thurso

County: Highland

Town: Thurso

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

J Russell Mackenzie, Architect, Aberdeen, 1870. Gothic.
2-storey and mansarded attic town hall; tooled and polished
ornate ashlar. NW facing frontage to High Street. Centre
recessed pointed headed entrance in shallow gabled porch;
double leaf plank door with decorative cast-iron hinges
and Y-tracery fanlight above. Bipartites with shoulder lintels
in ground floor; 4-light mullion and transom windows in
1st floor; bullfaced detailing to gable dormers with
quatrefoil lights in outer gablets; slightly taller centre
gable with pointed-headed window with nook shafts and
stained glass depicting St Peter. Buttresses define bays
terminating in pinnacles between attic gablets (those
flanking centre gablet truncated); stiff lead finials to
all pinnacles, those at outer bays panelled and gabletted.
Carved stone coats of arms between ground and 1st floor
windows in 2nd and 4th bays; bracketed cornice at wallhead;
corniced end stacks; continuous outshot to rear; slate roof
to north, corrugated asbestos to rear. Interior;
decorative cast-iron balustrade to staircase; little else of
interest.

Statement of Interest

Bequest of $1,000 donated by Alexander Henderson of

Thurso (14.1. 1871) towards building costs.

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