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This building is in the Shetland Islands Council and the Lerwick Burgh. It is a category C building and was listed on 08/12/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: HU 4773 4125.


18th century, with 19th and late 20th century alteration. 3-storey and attic tenement with 2-bay gable to N, and partially-obscured 3-bay elevation to E. Harled E elevation, harl-pointed rubble elsewhere, with painted stone margins at windows.

N GABLE: near-symmetrical, paired panelled timber pilasters framing shopfront comprising shop window over stall riser at right, and panelled door with glazed upper recessed at left; frieze and cornice above. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, gablehead altered to mansard form.

E ELEVATION: 3 bays, those at centre and left obscured by modern additions. Shopfront matching N elevation in bay at right comprising shop window over stall riser with flanking paired and panelled pilasters. Regular fenestration at bay above.

W ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated at upper floors.

S GABLE: lean-to addition at ground, infilled openings at 1st floor and 2nd floor (at left).

Timber sash and case windows to original openings, 12-pane at 1st floor of gable, plate glass elsewhere. Grey slate mansard roof, segmental-headed metal-clad dormers with 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Stugged sandstone apex stacks with copes (original to S) and circular cans.


A view by George Washington Wilson shows the S elevation partially obscured by another gabled building immediately to the N of the bank. This building now has the potential to transform this part of Commercial Street, particularly when viewed from the E. Re-instatement of the E elevation, and original roof and gable profiles, would result in a fine example of this period in Lerwick?s history that would contribute enormously to the streetscape.


Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) plate 5.

© Crown copyright, Historic Scotland. All rights reserved. Mapping information derived from Ordnance Survey digital mapping products under Licence No. 100017509 2012 . Data extracted from Scottish Ministers' Statutory List on . Listing applies equally to the whole building or structure at the address set out in bold at the top of the list entry. This includes both the exterior and the interior, whether or not they are mentioned in the 'Information Supplementary to the Statutory List'. Listed building consent is required for all internal and external works affecting the character of the building. The local planning authority is responsible for determining where listed building consent will be required and can also advise on issues of extent or "curtilage" of the listing, which may cover items remote from the main subject of the listing such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. or interior fixtures. All category C(S) listings were revised to category C on 3rd September 2012. This was a non-statutory change. All enquiries relating to proposed works to a listed building or its setting should be addressed to the local planning authority in the first instance. All other enquiries should be addressed to: Listing & Designed Landscapes Team, Historic Scotland, Room G.51, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, EDINBURGH, EH9 1SH. Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8701 / 8705. Fax: +44 (0)131 668 8765. e-mail: hs.listing@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Web: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/historicandlistedbuildings.

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