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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 47455 41419
  • Coordinates447455, 1141419


Robert Lorimer, 1923. First World War monument with Second World War memorials added circa 1970. Symmetrical design comprising semicircular battered stugged rubble base with white granite cope set into bank; scrolled stops to cope at E denoting entrance. White granite cross comprising cruciform plinth bearing bronze plaques; octagonal base at centre surmounted by square shafted cross with shield and sword carvings to each face. Later rectangular monuments flanking to N and S with bronze plaques inset in inner faces.

Statement of Special Interest

An earlier design by Lorimer incorporated the prow of a Viking ship, but was altered to the more conventional cross. The memorial was unveiled on the 6th January 1924. A photograph of circa 1940 shows its original appearance.



John Linklater SHETLAND FROM OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS (1995) plate 29. Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990), p28. James W Irvine LERWICK (1985) plates 43 and 65. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p490.

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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.

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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