Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 39486 53093
439486, 1153093


1855. 2-storey over laigh floor 5-bay former grain mill. Harled walls, projecting cills to windows.

S ELEVATION: centre bays of laigh floor obscured by modern lean-to conservatory, single storey rubble lean-to with single small window projecting in bay to outer right, infilled window in bay to outer left. Upper floors regularly fenestrated with modern 4-pane timber windows except for infilled window at ground in bay to outer left.

E GABLE: symmetrical, remains of rubble wheel pit projecting at laigh floor, 2 windows at ground with single 1st floor window centred above (all infilled), small louvered opening in gablehead.

N ELEVATION: laigh floor obscured; irregularly fenestrated with loading door at 1st floor in bay to outer left.

Bell-cast grey slate roof, ashlar skew copes with block skewputts and gablehead finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Weisdale was once Shetland's largest grain mill. It was converted to an Arts and Crafts centre by Richard Gibson in 1987 which included the addition of the conservatory and the installation of a contemporary interior.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990), p38. John Gifford HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS (1992), p515.

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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