Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 46306 79551
446306, 1179551


Later 19th century. Single storey and loft 5-bay symmetrical former pier building (now shop), of rectangular plan. Harled and painted rubble walls with painted margins to doors and windows.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-leaf flush-beaded timber door with 2-pane fanlight at ground in centre bay; 16-pane timber fixed-light shop windows in flanking bays; 2-leaf flush-beaded timber doors with plate glass fanlights in outer bays. 4-pane timber sash and case windows and stone dormerheads to dormers breaking eaves between bays flanking centre.

SW GABLE: 4-pane timber fixed-light to right at ground, harled former stair landing with parapet projecting at outer left; vertically-boarded timber loft door in gablehead at centre with stugged sandstone corbels supporting timber platt.

Purple-grey slate roof with concrete skew-copes. Rendered single-flue gablehead stacks with copes and circular cans.

Statement of Special Interest

A photograph of 1905 shows an open timber stair leading from the road to the loft door in the SW gable. The harled former landing suggests that this stair was replaced in the 20th century by a dog-leg arrangement leading from the yard. A photograph from the early 1970s shows the 4-bay rear elevation to be near-symmetrical, with a shouldered wallhead stack breaking the eaves in the centre, and a margined 12-pane timber sash and case window in each bay except for that to the outer right which is blank. Still in commercial use, this building is a rare surviving example of a once common focus at a Shetland pier.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p68.

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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