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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

97 COMMERCIAL STREETLB37250

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 08/12/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Shetland Islands
  • Planning Authority: Shetland Islands
  • Burgh: Lerwick

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: HU 47729 41250
  • Coordinates: 447729, 1141250

Description

18th century. 2-storey and attic tenement with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street. Harled walls, harl-pointed rubble S elevation. Projecting cills at windows.

N (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: modern shopfront at ground, regular fenestration at floors above except for blank at attic in bay at left. Large gablehead stack.

E ELEVATION: blank elevation except for windows flanking centre at 1st floor (window at right infilled); margined corner at right.

W ELEVATION: cement rendered and lined at right with modern addition projecting at 1st floor; margined corner at left.

Timber sash and case windows, plate glass at 1st floor, 4-pane at attic. Purple-grey slate roof, harled apex stack, cement-rendered skew copes with corbelled skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

With its similarly gabled neighbours, this building makes a forceful contribution to the streetscape, demonstrating the traditional gable-to-street pattern of this area. It would benefit from re-instatement of a more traditional shopfront.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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