Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 28139 76785
428139, 1176785


Built 1768 with alterations of 1790 and 1821. Manse laid out in symmetrical T-plan comprised of principal 2-storey 3-bay range oriented E-W with 2-storey wing projecting N from centre, and single storey, single bay wings projecting from E and W gables; principal entrance door in NE re-entrant angle. Harled walls.

S ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, blank at ground in centre bay, stair window off-set to left at 1st floor; regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors in flanking bays; window and vertically-boarded timber door to E wing.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gables of principal range and E wing to left, 2-bay elevation of N wing recessed at right; vertically-boarded timber door with rectangular multi-pane timber fanlight above at ground in bay to left; regular fenestration in bay to right and at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, N gable of N wing advance at centre, windows centred at ground, 1st floor and in gablehead. N elevation of principal range flanking, modern window at ground to left, narrow windows flanking in re-entrant angles at 1st floor. Single window to wing at left.

W ELEVATION: mirrored image of E elevation at right; W elevation of N wing (recessed at left) irregularly fenestrated with shouldered 3-flue wallhead stack at centre.

4 and 12-pane timber sash and case windows, border-glazed stair window. Grey slate roof with skew copes. Harled apex stacks to principal and wing gables, all coped with circular cans.

GARDEN AND BOUNDARY WALLS: random rubble wall enclosing rectangular garden centred on S elevation; N wall (adjacent to house) with 2 openings flanking centre, and extending on to W and curving N to entrance gate; gateway in E wall to N of outbuildings.

OUTBUILDINGS: L-plan arrangement of gabled random rubble with mono- pitch store between at angle. Rear (W) elevation of W building a continuation of garden wall; single vertically-boarded timber door centred in E elevation. 3-bay N elevation of E building with vertically-boarded timber doors to centre and right bays, 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door in right bay; 2-bay E gable with infilled windows. Purple-grey slate roofs with stugged sandstone ashlar skew copes.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p65.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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