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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 12/08/1996.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: HU 4767 4127.


Earlier to mid 19th century. 3-storey and attic tenement with 2-bay gable to street and flanking closes. Droved ashlar painted shopfront, harled walls elsewhere. Base course, band course over shopfront. Projecting cills at windows.

NE (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, margined fixed-light shop window at ground floor in bay to left and 2-leaf flush panelled door in bay at right. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, 12-lying-pane timber sash and case windows, segmental-arched 8-lying-pane timber sash and case window centring gablehead at attic.

NW (HANGCLIFF LANE) ELEVATION: margined 2-pane fixed-light shop window to shopfront returned at left with "HANGCLIFF LANE" incised in band course above. Blank elevation to left above ground, modern forestair to part-glazed door flanked by 12-pane timber sash and case window and 1 sash and case above to right. Modern glazed link extending at right to neighbouring office at right.

SE (PIRATE LANE) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration grouped at centre of elevation, infilled openings at left.

Grey slate roof with skew copes to NE gable, large harled and coped wallhead stack to SE elevation.


The warehouse-like aesthetic of this building is effective in this site close to the harbour. It makes an important addition to the series of gabled elevations in this part of Commercial Street, and encloses the view to the S of the Bank of Scotland.


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ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

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