Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 35363 48956
435363, 1148956


18th century. Complex on steeply sloping waterfront site comprising 2-storey 3-bay symmetrical former trader's house with single storey 3-bay symmetrical cottage adjoining N gable, single storey 3-bay symmetrical modern fishhouse to N, piers and slipways

(PRINCIPAL) BUILDING: harled walls.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: trader's house at right; lean-to glazed timber porch at ground in centre bay comprising harled base with multi-pane windows, vertically-boarded timber door to N, fish-scale slate-hung sides; narrow 4-pane timber window centred at 1st floor, 12 and 6-pane windows in flanking bays at ground and 1st floors respectively. Lined concrete porch at centre of cottage to left; plate glass windows in flanking bays.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: single vertically-boarded timber door centring elevation of trader's house to left; small window centring elevation of cottage at right.

Timber sash and case windows. Purple-grey slate roofs with concrete skew copes. Harled apex stacks with copes and circular cans to each gable.

SEA WALL, PIER AND SLIPWAYS: low rubble sea wall bounding W side of

S pier (trader's house and cottage), slipway adjoining to N, sea wall extending N to N pier (fishhouse), with ramp and timber derrick at S, and additional slipway to N.

FISHHOUSE: vertically-boarded timber sides over rubble base; wide glazed door centring S gable with 2-pane fixed-light in gablehead; 6-pane fixed-lights in W elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

The Statutory List in 1977 described the fishhouse as "concrete foundations of wooden fishhouse" suggesting the original structure dated from circa 1900.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p53.

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