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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: C
  • Date Added: 12/08/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRHU 47617 41445
  • Coordinates447617, 1141445


18th century. 2-storey tenement with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and 3-bay elevations to closes flanking to N and S. Harl-pointed and lined stugged sandstone walls (painted to E gable) with droved ashlar dressings. Projecting cills at windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, panelled and glazed shop door with plate glass fanlight in bay at left; 4-pane fixed-light shop window in bay at right. Regular fenestration at 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: infilled door at centre with 4-pane hoppered timber window to left. Elevation canted forward to outer left with door and shop window in faces.

N ELEVATION: elevation advanced and curved to right of centre, with small windows at ground and 1st floor to outer right; doorways flanking re-entrant angle, one infilled, other with vertically-boarded timber door with small window above.

Timber sash and case windows at 1st floor of gable, modern glazing elsewhere. Corrugated sheet roof to principal pitches, curved and piended stone-clad roof to N addition. Stugged sandstone apex stack with cope to E gable, harled and coped apex stack with circular cans to W.

STEPS: flagged steps rising to W along N elevation with concrete covered dwarf wall surmounted by cast-iron handrail with ball finialled stanchions.

Statement of Special Interest

With its gabled neighbour at No 173, this building is an essential part of the fabric of the N end of Commercial Street.



Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p16.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. 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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