Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 37821 43107
437821, 1143107


1834. 2-storey 3-bay symmetrical house of rectangular plan with later wing and gabled range of outbuildings to rear. Whitewashed rubble walls. Margined windows. Symmetrical principal (E) elevation, modern lean-to timber porch centred at ground, windows in flanking bays, and at 1st floor, breaking eaves as piend-roofed dormers.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Purple-grey slate piended roof, symmetrically disposed 4-flue ridge stacks with stone copes and chimney cans.

OUTBUILDING AND WALL: single storey whitewashed rubble gabled range with variety of windows and vertically boarded timber doors. Grey slate roof with skylights. Random rubble wall enclosing W side of outbuildings, and extending N from N gable.

WALLED GARDEN: rectangular garden on sloping site adjacent to principal (E) elevation, enclosed by substantial random rubble walls.

Statement of Special Interest

The piend-roofed form is unusually sophisticated for a rural house of this size. A late 19th century photograph taken before the addition of the porch shows that the house had a symmetrical arrangement of two entrance doors flanking a 12-pane timber sash and case window. The doors are shown as having rectangular fanlights with a decorative astragal pattern.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990), p37.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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