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 48567 69172
448567, 1169172


Earlier 19th century. Symmetrical set of paired gatepiers flanking gateway to SW avenue. Lime-harl-pointed rubble walls and piers with droved sandstone ashlar margins. Inner gatepiers of triangular plan with curved faces to W, margins at opening with remains of iron hinge-pins, and beach-stone finials. Rubble walls (curving forward to W) flanking inner piers, and connecting to outer piers of rhomboid plan with matching beach-stone finials; symmetrically-disposed cantilevered steps to each side of link walls. Drystone walls gently curving W to meet with road to N and kirkyard to S.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Lunna House, Fishing Booth, Folly, Former Schoolhouse, Gothick Cottage, Lunna Harbour, St Margaret's Kirk, Steading, and Walled Garden. Sited on axis with Lunna House and the folly, these gatepiers are of a remarkably sophisticated and intricate design. They are an essential part of Shetland's best historic designed landscape, and mark the foot of the old approach to Lunna House, as well as forming a focus to an ancient religious site adjacent to the W.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p60. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p497

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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.

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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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