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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 47560 41172
  • Coordinates447560, 1141172


Early 19th century, with later alteration. 2-bay, 2-storey house of approximate L-plan with conservatory projecting to W. Stugged sandstone principal elevation, harl-pointed side and rear elevations, all with stugged and droved dressings. Projecting cills at windows.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 2-bay elevation; single storey timber conservatory/entrance porch on stugged ashlar base advanced in bay to left comprising 6-pane round-arched fixed lights with stop chamfered and beaded timber mullions; glazed piended roof. Single storey 3-light canted bay of circa 1900 in bay to right comprising base, cill and eaves courses and stop chamfered arrises. Regular fenestration at 1st floor. 2-storey regularly fenestrated bay with crenellated wallhead recessed at right; circular tower with tall window in re-entrant angle.

N (LAW LANE) ELEVATION: blank elevation with wallhead stack to left.

Timber sash and case windows; some 12-pane surviving; later glazing to principal elevation comprising 2-pane lower sashes and multi-pane uppers. Purple-grey slate piended platform roof. Stugged and droved sandstone stacks with copes, heightened with harled and coped extensions; octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: inner entrance door part glazed with 4-pane fanlight above; sunburst fanlight over vestibule door. Coloured tile floor and vertically-boarded timber lined walls to conservatory. Coloured tile floor to vestibule. Drawing room; swagged plaster frieze with egg and dart cornice and dome centring ceiling. Narrow staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters and timber handrail. 6-panel doors with reeded architraves. Cast-iron Art Nouveau fire grate and panelled timber chimneypiece in bedrooms to rear.

BOUNDARY WALLS: random rubble boundary wall to Law Lane with vertically-boarded timber door. Stugged sandstone dwarf wall with ashlar cope to Hillhead surmounted by wrought-iron railing with matching gate at centre; flanking square ashlar piers with bases and pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

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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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