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Church Micro 9805...Thurso

A cache by koselig Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/14/2016
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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I felt this historic ruin deserved a cache.

The church of Thurso is dedicated to Saint Peter. Though unnamed in the charter of Bishop Gilbert, it was one of the six reserved by him to the bishopric. 

Old St Peter's, still standing, has been disused since 1832 when a replacement church was built for the parish.

It is cruciform and in the pointed style. A 1726 record states, "Above a vault looking into the east end of the church is a session house, but by the permission of the Kirk session, it is used by the sheriff and magistrates of Thurso for a court house and prison; and above a dungeon likewise allowed them is a steeple and common clock". The now roofless structure was built using local rubble stone.

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