Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
HU 48716 42124
448716, 1142124


Circa 1820, extended circa 1880. Single storey and attic, 3-bay symmetrical Gothick cottage. Harled walls over flagstone rubble base course.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: gabled porch with pointed-arched multi-pane timber sash and case windows projecting in centre bay. Margined windows with modern 4-pane glazing and blind pointed arch-heads in flanking bays.

S GABLE: 2 bays; windows at ground and 1st floor in bay at right.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: single window centred at ground with well-designed modern gabled wing advanced at right.

Modern glazing throughout. Fish-scale slate roof to porch; purple-grey slate roof with tiled ridge and cement skew copes to house and wing. Harled apex stacks, coped with circular cans.

OUTBUILDINGS: adjacent to N of house; rubble, with pedimented gable.

GARDEN WALLS: high flagstone rubble walls adjoining S gable of house and E gable of wing, latter connecting with stable to S (see separate listing). Flagstone rubble wall with large stabbed cope adjacent to W elevation, curving round to join S garden wall.

Statement of Special Interest

This unusual cottage was extended S in mass concrete to the present 3-bay form circa 1880. This alteration, as with the modern wing to the rear, respects the early 19th century character of the cottage. Linked to the high garden walls of Gardie House, it is an essential element in the layout of the policies.



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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