Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - See notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 48451 69019
448451, 1169019


Earlier 19th century. Cottage comprising single storey and attic 1 x 2-bay principal block with symmetrical Gothick show-front to NW gable, and single storey 2-bay wing adjoining SW gable. Harl-pointed rubble and drystone walls.

NE (PRINCIPAL) GABLE: symmetrical, base course, blind window centred at ground, pointed-arched blind window centred above and rising into gablehead; buttress-like walls flanking gable with blind windows matching centre at ground, and terminated by square piers with bracketted copes (matching skewputts) to outer left and right.

SE ELEVATION: single window to principal block offset to left of centre; wing recessed at left with door in bay to right and window in bay to left.

SW GABLE: blank, with small rubble buttress at corner to right.

NW ELEVATION: door in bay to left, and small infilled window in bay to right, of principal block; rubble-infilled door centring wing elevation recessed to right.

Stone slabs with inscribed glazing bars to blind windows in NE gable.

Low 2-flue gablehead stacks to SW gables; rubble skew-copes with bracketted ashlar skewputts to NE gable.

INTERIOR: fireplaces to each floor in SW gable of principal block; timber surround surviving at attic. Fireplaces with raised hearths in E and W corners of wing.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Folly, Former Schoolhouse, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, Walled Garden, and West Gates. The small rooms suggest this building simply functioned as a cottage but was sited on axis with Lunna House and the folly so that its NW gable would perhaps give the appearance of a small chapel. Forming a focus beyond the west gates and an ancient religious site, this building is an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p 60.

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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