Listed Building

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LUNNASTING, LUNNA, FOLLYLB45274

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - See notes
Date Added
30/03/1998
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Nesting
NGR
HU 48328 68900
Coordinates
448328, 1168900

Description

Earlier 19th century. Harl-pointed rubble symmetrical eyecatcher comprising slab-roofed tower of square plan with tall round-arched openings to NE and SW (principal) faces, and round-arched openings with high cills to sides; flanking battlements comprising rubble walls curving forward slightly to NE, and terminated with merlons at wallheads to outer left and right. Battlements continuous as drystone walls extending downhill and terminating at beaches to NW and SE.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Former Schoolhouse, Gothick Cottage, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, Walled Garden, and West Gates. This building forms an eyecatcher that terminates the SW avenue from Lunna House, its presence indicating the status of Lunna in Shetland's past. The drystone walls sweeping down the hillsides and plunging into the sea are a dramatic feature of this prominent landmark which is an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p60.

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