Listed Building

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UYEASOUND, GREENWELL'S BOOTHLB17475

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
21/06/1982
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Unst
NGR
HP 59201 1081
Coordinates
459201, 1201081

Description

Circa 1646. 2-storey 3-bay former trading booth (now roofless shell 1997), of rectangular plan. Random rubble walls.

NE ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; rubble forestair accessing door centred at 1st floor; blank in flanking bays.

SE (SEAFRONT) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; wide doorway centred at ground floor with window adjacent to right and window to outer right at 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: symmetrical, massive boulder buttress obscuring ground floor, regular fenestration at 1st floor.

Statement of Special Interest

William Bruce of Sumburgh sold his brother "a tenement (an area of land) at the south end of Uyeasound on the W part of the Quoy, commonly called the Dutch Quoy of Sound, separated by a dyke from the lands of Ronan, Gardie and Umboth." In 1756 "Greenwell Booth" appears as a boundary mark in a land transaction. A photograph of the 1930s shows the SE elevation with a gablehead for a pitched roof, the stone slabs of which are currently stored in the shell.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p73.

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