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TITLE
High Street, Thurso, 1981
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO180
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Falconer Walters
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
782
KEYWORDS
streets
street scenes
cars
vehicles
motor vehicles
High Street, Thurso, 1981

A photograph of High Street, Thurso.

The town of Thurso was created a burgh of barony in 1633. In 1719 the burgh and the lands of Thurso were obtained by the Sinclairs of Ulbster, and in 1798 Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), the financier and agriculturalist, laid out a 'new town' adjoining the original medieval burgh.

Construction of Thurso's 'new town' began around 1800. The streets were laid out on a regimented grid-pattern, in stark contrast to the older part of town nearer to Thurso Bay, of which High Street was a part.


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High Street, Thurso, 1981

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

streets; street scenes; cars; vehicles; motor vehicles

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph of High Street, Thurso.<br /> <br /> The town of Thurso was created a burgh of barony in 1633. In 1719 the burgh and the lands of Thurso were obtained by the Sinclairs of Ulbster, and in 1798 Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), the financier and agriculturalist, laid out a 'new town' adjoining the original medieval burgh. <br /> <br /> Construction of Thurso's 'new town' began around 1800. The streets were laid out on a regimented grid-pattern, in stark contrast to the older part of town nearer to Thurso Bay, of which High Street was a part. <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>