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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.

167 COMMERCIAL STREETLB43586

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 12/08/1996

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: HU 47629 41414
  • Coordinates: 447629, 1141414

Description

Later 18th century with 19th century alterations. 2-storey and attic tenement on sloping site with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and closes flanking to N and S. Painted ashlar shopfront, harl-pointed rubble walls elsewhere with droved sandstone dressings. Projecting cills at windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) GABLE: symmetrical above ground. Painted shopfront at ground comprising corniced modern shop door in bay at left, and square plate glass shop window at right. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, rising to rubble apex stack with harled sides and concrete cope.

S ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated with modern door and glazing.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-pane fixed-light to shop window at ground in bay to left, 4-pane timber sash and case window above; infilled window centred at ground, blank above, infilled window at ground in bay to right, with 6-pane hoppered window above.

W GABLE: harled apex stack, coped with circular cans.

2-pane fixed-light to shop window in N elevation, 4-pane timber sash and case windows to gable. Corrugated sheet roof with cement-rendered skew copes.

Statement of Special Interest

During the 19th century, all the houses in Hill Lane were owned by the Laurenson family who lived in this building which was known as Hillend House. With its gabled neighbours, this building forms an essential part of the fabric and character of Commercial Street, displaying the traditional street pattern of this area.

References

Bibliography

Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) p217.

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.

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