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WILSON LANE, OLD ST PETER'S CHURCH AND BURIAL GROUNDLB42044

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
21/02/1975
Date Removed:
22/09/2016
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Burgh
Thurso
NGR
ND 12043 68616
Coordinates
312043, 968616

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

Medieval Parish Church with 17th century additions and

alterations. Roofless; rubble with ashlar dressings.

Orientated east-west with irregular north and south aisles,

forming roughly cruciform plan with tower in SE re-entrant.

Large 17th century Gothic Y-tracery window in south gable.

Roofed burial vault in former eastern apse with former

session room (dated 1638 or 1640) above with access from

tower. Various 18th and 19th century mural monuments, and

19th century tombs. Burial Ground; rubble walled burial

ground with simple round-headed arched entrance from Wilson

Street; closely packed tombstones of 17th, 18th and 19th

century date.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Ancient Monument No 618. Burial vault of Sinclairs of Forss and

Murkle.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND, v. (1892) pp. 188-191.

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