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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 47758 41185
  • Coordinates447758, 1141185


18th century, with later alterations. L-plan terrace on corner site comprising 2-storey and attic 3-bay symmetrical house (No 8) at corner to S, with 2-storey 2-bay asymmetrical terraced house (No 1) projecting at right angle to W and 2-storey and attic 4-bay asymmetrical tenement adjoining to N. Harl-pointed rubble principal elevation to no 8 with harled gable end; harled walls to adjoining buildings with cement margins at nos 4-6.

S (QUEEN?S LANE) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation of no 8 to left comprising modern door with plate glass fanlight centred at ground with regular fenestration in flanking bays and at 1st floor. Asymmetrical elevation of nos 4-6 at right comprising windows at ground, 1st floor, and breaking eaves in bay to outer left; blank bay to left of centre, window at ground and breaking eaves in bay to right of centre; timber door with fanlight at ground in bay to outer right.

W (QUEEN?S PLACE) ELEVATION: 2-bay gable end of no 8 at right with windows at ground, 1st floor, and attic in bay to left. 2-bay elevation of no 1 extending to left comprising modern door at ground in bay to right with narrow window adjacent to right.

Timber sash and case windows; 4-pane at no 8 Queen?s Lane and 1 Queen?s Place; 12-pane at nos 4-6 Queen?s Lane. Purple-grey slate roofs with cast-iron gutters and downpipes; metal-clad box dormers breaking eaves at nos 4-6 Queen?s Lane. Harled and harl-pointed apex and ridge stacks (tall and broad to Queen?s Place gable) coped, with circular cans; cement-rendered skew copes.

GATEPIERS: harled gatepiers adjoining N gable; pyramidal droved ashlar caps and vertically-boarded timber gate with slatted upper.

Statement of Special Interest

These former lane houses are survivors of the adjacent demolitions to clear space for Church Road. They are prominently sited at this corner on a principal thoroughfare to the town centre.

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