Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 36997 32955
436997, 1132955


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.



John Gifford HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS (1992), p515.

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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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