Listed Building

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MELBY, NORTH HOUSE, INCLUDING WALLSLB18630

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
18/10/1977
Supplementary Information Updated
30/03/1998
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Walls And Sandness
NGR
HU 18644 57898
Coordinates
418644, 1157898

Description

18th century. Former laird's house comprising 3-bay 2-storey house single storey 10-bay steading (aligned with house) adjoining N gable. Harled walls to house, with stugged sandstone ashlar margins to door and windows; harl-pointed rubble walls to steading. 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with glazed uppers centred at ground in principal (E) elevation; windows in flanking bays and regular fenestration at 1st floor. 2-bay S gable with single window at 1st floor in bay to right. 10-bay E elevation to steading with variety of doors and windows.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to house; purple-grey slate roof with ashlar skew-copes and bracketted skewputts; harled gablehead stacks, coped with circular cans. Purple-grey slate roof to steading, piended at N end, single-flue ridge stack with circular can.

WALLS: random rubble walls enclosing ground to S and W of house.

Statement of Special Interest

It is thought that North House preceded Melby as the seat of the Scotts, when John Scott of Gibliston (Fife) inherited Melby, Vaila, and Foula through his mother Grizel Mitchell in 1736.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p57.

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