Skip to content

This website uses cookies. Find out moreOK

Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

165 COMMERCIAL STREETReference: LB43585

Status: Designated


Print this record

There are no additional online documents for this record.



  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 12/08/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRHU 47631 41406
  • Coordinates447631, 1141406


Earlier 19th century. 3-storey tenement with 2-bay gable to street and 3-bay elevation to Hill Lane (N). Random rubble gable with droved ashlar dressings, cement-rendered and lined N elevation. Projecting cills to windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: modern shopfront framed by rubble corners at ground, regular fenestration at 1st floor, single window at 2nd floor in bay to left.

N (HILL LANE) ELEVATION: plate glass fixed-light shop window at ground to outer left; infilled window at 1st floor in bay to outer right, window above and in bay to left.

Modern glazing throughout. Purple-grey slate roof with cast-iron gutter and downpipe with hopper to N elevation. Coped rubble apex stack with circular cans, cement-rendered skew copes.

Statement of Special Interest

The gable end of this building makes an important contribution to the streetscape of Commercial Street, and is particularly prominent from the Esplanade, terminating the view along Burn?s Walk.

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at


Sorry, there are no images available for this record.


Sorry, there is no map available for this record.

Printed: 31/05/2016 17:03