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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 4762 4141.


Later 18th century with 19th century alterations. 2-storey and attic tenement on sloping site with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and closes flanking to N and S. Painted ashlar shopfront, harl-pointed rubble walls elsewhere with droved sandstone dressings. Projecting cills at windows.

E (COMMERCIAL STREET) GABLE: symmetrical above ground. Painted shopfront at ground comprising corniced modern shop door in bay at left, and square plate glass shop window at right. Regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, rising to rubble apex stack with harled sides and concrete cope.

S ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated with modern door and glazing.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical, 2-pane fixed-light to shop window at ground in bay to left, 4-pane timber sash and case window above; infilled window centred at ground, blank above, infilled window at ground in bay to right, with 6-pane hoppered window above.

W GABLE: harled apex stack, coped with circular cans.

2-pane fixed-light to shop window in N elevation, 4-pane timber sash and case windows to gable. Corrugated sheet roof with cement-rendered skew copes.


During the 19th century, all the houses in Hill Lane were owned by the Laurenson family who lived in this building which was known as Hillend House. With its gabled neighbours, this building forms an essential part of the fabric and character of Commercial Street, displaying the traditional street pattern of this area.



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Buildings are assigned to one of three categories according to their relative importance. All listed buildings receive equal legal protection, and protection applies equally to the interior and exterior of all listed buildings regardless of category.

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

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).