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TITLE
Sir John's Square, Thurso
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH490
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
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Caithness Horizons
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4866
KEYWORDS
churches
towns: squares
Sir John's Square, Thurso

Photograph showing gardens given to the town by Sir Tollemache Sinclair, grandson of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster.

In 1798, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster laid out the new town of Thurso, to the west and south of the old town. Sinclair was a prominent nobleman whose achievements included the compilation of the First Statistical Account of Scotland. A statue sits within the gardens at Sir John's Square, in remembrance to him.

Situated on the Pentland Firth in the sheltered Thurso Bay, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement and the major gateway to mainland Scotland.


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Sir John's Square, Thurso

CAITHNESS: Thurso

churches; towns: squares

Caithness Horizons

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Photograph showing gardens given to the town by Sir Tollemache Sinclair, grandson of Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster.<br /> <br /> In 1798, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster laid out the new town of Thurso, to the west and south of the old town. Sinclair was a prominent nobleman whose achievements included the compilation of the First Statistical Account of Scotland. A statue sits within the gardens at Sir John's Square, in remembrance to him.<br /> <br /> Situated on the Pentland Firth in the sheltered Thurso Bay, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement and the major gateway to mainland Scotland. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a>