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- Category: B
- Date Added: 12/08/1996
- Local Authority: Shetland Islands
- Planning Authority: Shetland Islands
- Burgh: Lerwick
National Grid Reference
- NGR: HU 4753 4192
- Coordinates: 447530, 1141920
Circa 1900. 2-storey 13 x 3-bay gutters? hut of rectangular plan. Corrugated-iron clad timber frame construction on concrete base. Timber door and window surrounds with projecting cills. Full-length timber walkway at 1st floor with cast-iron handrail supported on projecting timber joists, returned at E and W elevations to open timber stairs.
N ELEVATION: asymmetrical, ground floor; wide door at centre bay with windows in flanking 4 bays, wide doors in flanking bays, doors in penultimate bay to left and in bay to outer right. 1st floor; square window in centre bay with windows in flanking 4 bays, wide door in bay to right, door and window closely spaced in bay to left, door in penultimate bay to left, blank bays to outer left and right.
E ELEVATION: bipartite windows at ground and 1st floors in bay to left. Regular fenestration in bays at right except blank at ground floor to right.
S (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration with lean-to at ground.
6-pane hoppered timber windows. Corrugated-iron clad roof with cast-iron gutters and downpipes. Cement-rendered stacks, coped with circular cans.
Statement of Special Interest
One of the last surviving of these once prolific buildings which were a major feature of Lerwick?s townscape during the Herring Boom.
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