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WHALSAY, SYMBISTER, SOUTH WEST DOCK, INCLUDING NEW HOOSE, FISH HOUSE, AND CARPENTER'S SHEDLB45285

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
30/03/1998
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Nesting
NGR
HU 53739 62292
Coordinates
453739, 1162292

Description

Mid 19th century. Small triangular harbour with associated group of 3 stores to SW comprising New Hoose (circa 1900) to N, Fish House at centre, and Carpenter?s Shed to S.

HARBOUR: N and E extremities bounded by piers projecting E and N from shore respectively; retaining wall at shore to SW. Roughly-coursed rubble sides and partially cobbled carriageways to piers. Stone slab steps at median of S side of N pier; semicircular E end with further flight of steps. Stone slab steps and edging stones to W side of S pier; semicircular N end with remains of iron cramps and cannon bollards.

NEW HOOSE: tall gabled building with harl-pointed rubble walls and stugged sandstone dressings; 16-pane fixed-lights to outer right to side elevations; single storey lean-to to W gable, modern timber infill to tall round-headed arch rising into head of E gable. Corrugated-iron roof.

FISH HOUSE: harl-pointed rubble walls; small square windows at outer left and right to N elevation; cement-rendered infill to semicircular arch in E gable. Modern corrugated sheet roof cladding.

CARPENTER'S SHED: harl-pointed rubble walls; deep-set vertically-boarded timber door with brick-infilled window centred above, to E gable. Blue-grey slate roof with cast-iron skylights.

Statement of Special Interest

This group of harbour and associated buildings is the remains of a once busy area containing a white fish station belonging Hay & Co, and a herring station belonging to a George Couper. Record 7593 at Shetland Museum describes a pair of pine windows of unusually fine construction from the gable of the New Hoose. It goes on to describe the New Hoose as a large 2-storey building, with flagstone floor, on the end of the row of stone buildings there. The New Hoose was so called because it was built later than the other stone-built station buildings. It was originally built for the white fish station that was owned by Hay & Co. The lower storey was a salt store, and the upstairs had a large arch with a hatch at the top through which the barrels were lifted by being hoisted on a beam with a block and tackle, into the barrel store at 1st floor. The opening was made larger by removing the windows which had revolving wood swivels that were turned to enable removal.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p80. Shetland Museum, record 2182, 7593.

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