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MIZPAH HOUSE, INCLUDING OUTBUILDINGS, BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATELB5878

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
18/10/1977
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Bressay
NGR
HU 49290 40658
Coordinates
449290, 1140658

Description

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.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p84.

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