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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 08/12/1971


  • Local Authority: Shetland Islands
  • Planning Authority: Shetland Islands
  • Burgh: Lerwick

National Grid Reference

  • NGRHU 47932 41238
  • Coordinates447932, 1141238


18th century. Single storey, 3 x 2-bay store at N end of lodberry. Random rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings. 3-bay N elevation with sea door at centre and flanking, partially-infilled, windows. E gable; door at left and slit window in gablehead. W gable; partially infilled window at left, infilled slit window at right, coped wall extending to right with sea door at centre, stone steps and 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber doors. Corrugated sheet roof, concrete covered skew copes.

Statement of Special Interest

The store was long used by the North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company (originally the Aberdeen, Leith and Clyde Shipping Company) and became known as the "Steamer Store Lodberry" although it ceased this function in 1875. Steamers would anchor in the harbour and goods were loaded into flit boats which unloaded into either the N or E sea door depending on the weather conditions.



James W Irvine LERWICK (1985) plate 23. Norman Hudson SOUVENIR POSTCARDS FROM SHETLAND (1992) p12. James R Nicolson LERWICK HARBOUR (1966) p16 and 187. Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) p138.

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Listed Buildings

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