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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 47545 41202
  • Coordinates447545, 1141202


Circa 1800. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical house of rectangular plan. Random rubble walls with droved ashlar dressings. Projecting cills at margined windows. Stugged sandstone gabled porch at ground in centre bay; 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with plate glass fanlight; 12-pane border glazed timber fixed-lights with stained glass to side elevations. Regular fenestration in flanking bays and at 1st floor. Blank N gable, single storey lean-to to S gable with single window above at right. Irregularly fenestrated rear elevation.

Timber sash and case windows, predominantly 12-pane, with 4-pane to S gable and lean-to. Purple-grey slate roof with cast-iron downpipe with hopper to right. Stugged sandstone apex stacks, coped, with circular cans. Cement-rendered skew copes to principal gables, ashlar to porch.

Stugged and droved ashlar gatepiers (to street) with bases and corniced pyramidal caps flanking stone steps accessing flagged terrace; stugged sandstone wall flanking gate surmounted by ashlar cope and cast-iron railings. Random rubble wall to S incorporating wall of lean-to.

Statement of Special Interest

A smart house from this period of prosperity in Lerwick, with many original features surviving. Address amended from 17 Hillhead, November 2005.

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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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