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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 47510 41788
  • Coordinates447510, 1141788


Early 19th century. 2-storey over concealed basement, 3-bay house. Cement-rendered walls with droved and painted margins to windows at principal front.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical with centre and left bay grouped to left. Modern flat-roofed porch in centre bay at principal floor.

S ELEVATION: 2-bay gable with single window at 1st floor in bay at right, chamfered corner at left.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; door centred at basement, partially infilled former stair window above, regular fenestration in flanking bays at basement and principal floors, enlarged window at 1st floor in bay to right. Blank at 1st floor except for small square window to right of centre.

N ELEVATION: blank gable end.

Some plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case windows surviving; purple-grey slate roof with cast-iron gutter and downpipe with hopper. Cement-rendered apex stacks with concrete copes and circular cans;

cement-rendered skew copes.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: cement-rendered and lined rubble wall with concrete triangular cope to S. Entrance gate at centre with stugged and painted gatepiers surmounted by gabled caps. Random rubble boundary wall to W.

Statement of Special Interest

A photograph of 1972/3 shows Jahara with a gabled porch with slated roof. This house forms a striking group with its neighbour North Ness House.



Tom Henderson SHETLAND FROM OLD PHOTOGRAPHS (1978) plate 62. James W Irvine LERWICK (1985) plate 33. James R Nicolson LERWICK HARBOUR (1966) plate 13. NMRS Ref: SH/551. Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) p95 plate 17.

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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