Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 48863 41748
448863, 1141748


STOREHOUSE: early 19th century, single storey symmetrical gabled storehouse. Harl-pointed rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings. Vertically-boarded timber door centring W elevation, and offset to left of N gable with slit ventilator in gablehead.

Grey slate roof with clay ridge tiles, sandstone ashlar skew copes with clay urn finials.

WALL AND RETAINING WALLS: flagstone rubble wall projecting E from SE corner, and curving northwards to Maryfield House. Retaining wall with steps extending to left (N) from W elevation.

SLIPWAY: rubble ramp with sandstone edge, bounded to S by flagstone rubble wall.

Statement of Special Interest

With the slipway and walls, this small building forms a strategic charming group at the point where the ferry now approaches Bressay.

It also forms a striking composition with Maryfield House (see separate listing), although this view has now been compromised somewhat by the building of a modern house between the two elements.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p82.

About Listed Buildings

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.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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 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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