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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 47966 41215
  • Coordinates447966, 1141215


Early 19th century. 2-storey over concealed basement, 3-bay symmetrical house with gabled 2-storey wing (Scarfataing) projecting to N at W end. Cement-rendered and lined S elevation and W gable, harl-pointed E gable and N (rear) elevation, droved ashlar dressings. Margined windows.

S (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, entrance door centred at principal floor, stone steps, 6-panel timber door with 2-pane fanlight above, flanking windows with small basement window in bay to right, regular fenestration at 1st floor. Curved corner to right at ground floor, corbelled out to square above, buttress at corner to left. Cement-rendered and lined end elevation to Scarfataing recessed at left.

W GABLE: flush-panelled door with 2-pane glazed upper at right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 bays, narrow window centred at 1st floor. Gabled and slated cement-rendered rubble wing advanced at right, modern openings and glazing.

Timber sash and case windows, 12-pane at principal floor, 4-pane at 1st floor. Grey slate roof, stugged and droved sandstone stacks, coped with circular cans. Ashlar skew copes.

SEA WALL: coursed rubble sea wall with high random rubble wall above, bounding N side of garden.

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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