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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: B
  • Date Added: 12/08/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRHU 47077 41870
  • Coordinates447077, 1141870


Early 19th century. Pair of 2-storey and attic industrial buildings with mutual side wall giving M-gables to E and W; single storey gabled buildings projecting to W. Random rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings, droved at arrises.

E ELEVATION: M-gable; openings with segmental-arched lintels centring left gable at each floor and hoist projecting in gablehead. Right gable; wide opening with modern doors centred at ground; infilled door to left. Partially-infilled loading door centred at 1st floor with flanking windows, vertically-boarded timber loading door with timber flagpole above centred in gablehead.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical, irregular fenestration; chimney-gable to left of centre with windows flanking, right window shared with group to right centred by 4-panel timber door with plate glass fanlight and matching window to right. Door accessed by open timber stair to landing supported on decorative cast-iron brackets. Infilled door centred below chimneygable at ground, with boarded window to left, 6-pane fixed-light to right.

W ELEVATION: gabled cement-rendered rubble wings (with built-up wallheads) projecting at ground.

S ELEVATION: 2 bays, widely spaced, with windows flanking centre at 1st floor. Modern lean-to addition projecting at ground to outer left.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to principal windows at 1st floor. Vertically-boarded timber doors. Purple-grey slates, cement-rendered rubble and brick chimney and ashlar skew copes to N block. Grey slate and corrugated-iron cladding to S block.

Statement of Special Interest

A prominent feature of Grantfield indicating the former appearance of this area.



Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) plate 21.

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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