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169-171 (ODD NOS) COMMERCIAL STREET, INCLUDING GATE AND GATEPIERSLB43587

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 47619 41421
  • Coordinates: 447619, 1141421

Description

Circa 1800. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay (grouped 2-1) near-symmetrical tenement with principal elevation containing shopfronts to Commercial Street (E) and close to S. Rubble walls with droved margins at corners and windows. Cavetto eaves cornice, projecting cills at windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: cement-rendered and lined shopfront at ground with early 20th century polished grey granite fascia superimposed at bay to right, corniced, and framing modern glazing and door; 2-pane fixed-lights and glazed door to shop windows in bays to left.

S GABLE: blank except for vertically-boarded timber door to left, 9-pane fixed-light with iron bars over door lintel.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: later cement-rendered piend-roofed addition projecting. Single flue rendered wallhead stack with cope to right of centre.

N GABLE: blank rubble elevation, harled at gablehead.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Purple grey slate roof; single piend-roofed, canted slate-hung timber dormer to E pitch; 4-pane timber sash and case window with 2-pane sidelights. Harled 4-flue apex stacks, coped, with octagonal cans. Cement-rendered skew copes with bracketted skewputts.

GATE: timber lattice gates to left of principal elevation, cast-iron stanchions with urn finials.

Statement of Special Interest

A drapers shop, Leisk & Sandison, was established here in 1813, and also occupied no 171. The company remained at these premises until the early 1950s having made extensive alterations to the building in 1895. An old photograph shows the building with a traditional shopfront across the width of the principal elevation. This is a building of impressive scale presiding over this wider part of Commercial Street.

References

Bibliography

Aurora YESC, DA STREET (1994) plate 33.

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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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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