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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 47617 41445
- Coordinates: 447617, 1141445
18th century. 2-storey tenement with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and 3-bay elevations to closes flanking to N and S. Harl-pointed and lined stugged sandstone walls (painted to E gable) with droved ashlar dressings. Projecting cills at windows.
E (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, panelled and glazed shop door with plate glass fanlight in bay at left; 4-pane fixed-light shop window in bay at right. Regular fenestration at 1st floor.
S ELEVATION: infilled door at centre with 4-pane hoppered timber window to left. Elevation canted forward to outer left with door and shop window in faces.
N ELEVATION: elevation advanced and curved to right of centre, with small windows at ground and 1st floor to outer right; doorways flanking re-entrant angle, one infilled, other with vertically-boarded timber door with small window above.
Timber sash and case windows at 1st floor of gable, modern glazing elsewhere. Corrugated sheet roof to principal pitches, curved and piended stone-clad roof to N addition. Stugged sandstone apex stack with cope to E gable, harled and coped apex stack with circular cans to W.
STEPS: flagged steps rising to W along N elevation with concrete covered dwarf wall surmounted by cast-iron handrail with ball finialled stanchions.
Statement of Special Interest
With its gabled neighbour at No 173, this building is an essential part of the fabric of the N end of Commercial Street.
Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p16.
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