DiCamillo Companion

Thurso Castle (Castrum de Thorsa) (Castle of Ormly) (Castle of Ormlie)

  • Earlier Houses: There have been buildings on the site of the current house since the 12th century.

    House & Family History: Thurso was named by the Vikings and means Thor's River. Though most of the House was demolished in 1952, a portion was retained as the private home of the Sinclair family.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 99, 1853.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. III, 1826. Scotland, 1830.

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: John Archibald Sinclair, 3rd Viscount Thurso.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: George Sinclair, 6th Earl of Caithness, 17th century; Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No