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- Category: C
- Date Added: 12/08/1996
- Local Authority: Shetland Islands
- Planning Authority: Shetland Islands
- Burgh: Lerwick
National Grid Reference
- NGR: HU 47631 41406
- Coordinates: 447631, 1141406
Earlier 19th century. 3-storey tenement with 2-bay gable to street and 3-bay elevation to Hill Lane (N). Random rubble gable with droved ashlar dressings, cement-rendered and lined N elevation. Projecting cills to windows.
E (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: modern shopfront framed by rubble corners at ground, regular fenestration at 1st floor, single window at 2nd floor in bay to left.
N (HILL LANE) ELEVATION: plate glass fixed-light shop window at ground to outer left; infilled window at 1st floor in bay to outer right, window above and in bay to left.
Modern glazing throughout. Purple-grey slate roof with cast-iron gutter and downpipe with hopper to N elevation. Coped rubble apex stack with circular cans, cement-rendered skew copes.
Statement of Special Interest
The gable end of this building makes an important contribution to the streetscape of Commercial Street, and is particularly prominent from the Esplanade, terminating the view along Burn?s Walk.
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