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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.

173 COMMERCIAL STREETLB43588

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 47622 41435
  • Coordinates: 447622, 1141435

Description

Early 19th century, with early 20th century shopfront and lean-to addition to N. 2-storey and attic tenement on sloping site with shop at ground in 2-bay gable to Commercial Street (E) and close to N. Rubble walls with droved sandstone dressings and margined corners; cement-rendered and lined addition at ground and 1st floors of N elevation.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) GABLE: asymmetrical, symmetrical timber shopfront at ground extending into addition at right, central door with flanking windows over stall-risers, corniced and bracketted fascia above. Regular fenestration in bays at 1st and 2nd floors, additional 1st floor window in gable of lean-to at right.

N ELEVATION: lean-to addition at ground and 1st floors with blank elevation except margined door at centre. Droved ashlar lead clad dormers breaking eaves at attic.

Timber sash and case windows, plate glass at 1st floor of gable, 12-pane at attic in bay at left, blind at right; 9-pane to dormers. Purple-grey slate roof; droved ashlar apex stack, coped, with circular cans cement-rendered skew copes with skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

This building was formerly known as The Royal Bar, before becoming Liptons Ltd in the early 20th century. Although the lean-to addition along the N elevation spoils the symmetry of the gable end, the shopfront that it accommodates is of good quality. This building forms an essential part of the fabric of Commercial Street, particularly when viewed with its gabled neighbour at No 175.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990), p17. 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.

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