Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 36560 80539
436560, 1180539


Dated 1789, with 20th century porch. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house. Harled principal walls, stugged and droved ashlar porch, projecting cills to windows, all painted. E (principal) elevation comprises flat-roofed, single storey, stugged and droved ashlar entrance porch (with base course and cornice) at ground in centre bay with regular fenestration in flanking bays and at 1st floor. Harled wing centred to rear of house with roof piended to E.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with harled skew copes, scrolled skewputts and harled stacks to gables, latter coped with circular cans.

OUTBUILDING: gabled random rubble building adjacent to NW corner.

BOUNDARY WALL: random rubble boundary wall with stugged ashlar cope enclosing garden.

Statement of Special Interest

Ollaberry House is one of a fine series of Haas presiding over the voes and firths on this side of Northmavine Parish, and forms part of a good group with the pier, bods, and church.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p67. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p503.

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