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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.

167 COMMERCIAL STREETReference: LB43586

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 47629 41414
  • Coordinates447629, 1141414


Later 18th century with 19th century alterations. 2-storey and attic tenement on sloping site with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and closes flanking to N and S. Painted ashlar shopfront, harl-pointed rubble walls elsewhere with droved sandstone dressings. Projecting cills at windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) GABLE: symmetrical above ground. Painted shopfront at ground comprising corniced modern shop door in bay at left, and square plate glass shop window at right. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, rising to rubble apex stack with harled sides and concrete cope.

S ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated with modern door and glazing.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-pane fixed-light to shop window at ground in bay to left, 4-pane timber sash and case window above; infilled window centred at ground, blank above, infilled window at ground in bay to right, with 6-pane hoppered window above.

W GABLE: harled apex stack, coped with circular cans.

2-pane fixed-light to shop window in N elevation, 4-pane timber sash and case windows to gable. Corrugated sheet roof with cement-rendered skew copes.

Statement of Special Interest

During the 19th century, all the houses in Hill Lane were owned by the Laurenson family who lived in this building which was known as Hillend House. With its gabled neighbours, this building forms an essential part of the fabric and character of Commercial Street, displaying the traditional street pattern of this area.




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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.

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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

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