Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 49290 40658
449290, 1140658


1819. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical T-plan former Manse with flanking gabled outbuildings. Harled walls. Margined windows with projecting cills.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical single storey porch projecting in centre bay; round-arched window and entrance door in W and N elevations respectively; windows in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: 2-bay gable, single window at attic in bay to left, blank N elevation of rear wing recessed at left with lean-to in re-entrant angle.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled 2-storey wing projecting at centre with single window at 2nd floor in E gable, and lean-to in re-entrant angle at right.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay gable with single window at attic in bay to right; 3-bay rear wing elevation recessed at right with gabled and slated porch projecting to left of centre.

Modern glazing throughout; grey tile roof with ashlar skew copes. Stugged sandstone 3-flue apex stacks to each gable, coped, with circular cans.

OUTBUILDINGS: rectangular single storey rubble outbuildings flanking house with gables to E and W, linked to house by rubble screen walls with infilled doorways; raised wallhead to N screen wall.

BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATE: drystone wall enclosing garden to W; wallhead at centre of W side lowered accommodating finialled iron railings and gate.

Statement of Special Interest

Similar in form to Maryfield House, Mizpah is a good example of an early 19th century Shetland Manse, and a prominent feature of the view across Bressay Sound from southern Lerwick.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p84.

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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