Listed Building

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WEST BURRA, BRIDGE END, CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATESLB44602

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
28/07/2000
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Tingwall
NGR
HU 36997 32955
Coordinates
436997, 1132955

Description

1867, with later additions. Former United Presbyterian single storey church and manse in 6-bay range (grouped 3-3), with church to N end, wing projecting to E from rear of manse. Harl-pointed walls with stugged sandstone dressings.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, 12-pane timber fixed-lights to regularly-fenestrated church to left of centre; entrance door of manse with flanking 12-pane timber sash and case windows to right of centre.

N GABLE: modern gabled addition projecting; gabled ashlar bellcote at apex of principal gable with fleur-de-lys finial and pointed-arched opening containing bell.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled wing advanced at outer left, 4-pane timber sash and case window in re-entrant to right, 12-pane timber fixed-light to church at right.

S GABLE: ground floor obscured by later lean-to wing; single 4-pane sash window offset to right in gablehead.

Modern grey slate roof with concrete skew-copes; stugged sandstone apex stacks to manse with stone copes and circular cans; extended single-flue stack to E wing with circular can.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: random rubble wall enclosing garden to E; cement-rendered and lined dwarf wall to road surmounted by decorative cast-iron railings with cast-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

John Gifford HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS (1992), p515.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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