Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 47777 41121
447777, 1141121


Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic over raised basement 3-bay symmetrical house of rectangular plan with lean-to stair projection at rear. Harled walls with droved and painted ashlar dressings. Margined windows with projecting cills.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; architraved and corniced 6-panel entrance door centred at principal floor, deep-set with flanking fluted pilasters and 4-pane fanlight. Door approached by stone stair with harled sides and cast-iron balusters with wrought-iron handrails. Regular fenestration in bays at basement, principal floor, and 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical; 2-bay gable with windows in bays to right and left at principal floor only.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: symmetrical; regularly fenestrated with lean-to projection at centre.

S ELEVATION: blank gable end.

Timber sash and case windows, predominantly 4-pane, 12-pane centred at rear elevation, 16-pane at basement. Purple-grey slate roof; cast-iron downpipe with hopper; 3-light piend-roofed, slate-hung canted timber dormers to W pitch; 4-pane timber sash and case windows with plate glass sidelights, and wrought-iron finials at ridges. Tall harled apex stacks, cavetto-moulded concrete copes with battered and banded circular red cans. Ashlar skew copes.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble retaining wall with droved ashlar cope to street; flagged basement area with symmetrically disposed stone steps. Harled wall with concrete cope and timber gate to rear garden.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly the town residence of the Bruces of Symbister (Whalsay), this is a rare example of a larger house from this period of prosperity and rapid growth in Lerwick.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p24.

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 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 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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