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
HP 53873 4058
453873, 1204058


Early 19th century, with later 19th and early 20th century additions. 2-storey and attic 3-bay symmetrical former merchant?s house with early 20th century single storey L-plan shop adjoining N gable and clasping NW corner, later 19th century single storey 2-bay outbuilding adjacent to NW. Harled and harl-pointed rubble walls.

E PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: symmetrical, 4-panel entrance door with plate glass fanlight at ground in centre bay, windows in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor.

S GABLE: blank, with modern lean-to greenhouse.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey lean-to wing projecting at centre, single storey lean-to wing advanced in bay to right, shop wing obscuring ground floor in bay to right, single window at 1st floor in bay to left.

N GABLE: blank, shop wing advanced at ground with entrance elevation to E centred by shop window with door to outer left.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to house; plate glass fixed-light to shop. Purple-grey slate roof with sandstone ashlar skew-copes to house; harled gablehead stacks with stone copes and circular cans. Shallow-pitched roof clad in corrugated sheet to shop; tall, stepped, single-flue gablehead stack to shop with circular can.

OUTBUILDING: low-gabled harl-pointed rubble building of rectangular plan with principal elevation to E comprising small 9-pane fixed-light in bay to left, and vertically-boarded timber door to left of matching window grouped in bay to right. Shallow-pitched tarred felt roof with concrete skew-copes and rendered single-flue ridge stack with circular can.

GARDEN WALLS AND PIERS: drystone wall to rectangular garden enclosing E

front, lower E wall (now built up with concrete block), and drum corner piers with domical rubble caps; matching piers to drystone walls enclosing rear garden. Series of drystone walls enclosing large rectangular field to E, and 2 smaller fields to W.

Statement of Special Interest

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p70.



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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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