Old St Peter's Kirk, Thurso

Grid reference

ND 120 686 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

312000 968600

Latitude

58.59680329149785

Longitude

-3.514270856978524

Altitude (metres)

5

County

Caithness

Nearby places

Thurso, parish (0 miles)

St Thomas's Church, Skinnet, Halkirk (4.14 miles)

Skinnet, former parish, Halkirk (4.14 miles)

Olrig, parish (4.21 miles)

St Trothan's Church, Olrig (4.21 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Ecclesiastical

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

The early modern church here seems to incorporate parts of a medieval building, perhaps of a twelfth century 'Bishop's minster or head kirk'. A fine runic inscription on a cross-slab was found in the wall of the church tower (NMRS).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Thurso, parish