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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 4768 4128.


Early 19th century. 2-storey and attic tenement of rectangular plan with 2-bay gable to street and 2-bay elevations to flanking closes. Stugged squared and snecked ashlar gable, droved at arrises, cement rendered and lined SE elevation; rubble NW elevation with stugged and droved dressings.

SW (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 2-bay gable, painted shopfront at ground stone piers and stall-riser framing modern 3-pane fixed-light and panelled door with fanlight. Regular fenestration at 1st floor, single window at right in gablehead.

SE (TRANCE CLOSS) ELEVATION: 2 bays, widely spaced blank at ground floor in bay to left.

Timber sash and case windows, 4-pane to W gable and some 12-pane surviving to S elevation. Purple-grey slate roof with cast-iron gutters and downpipe with hopper. Large shingle-hung box dormer to S pitch, paired 12-pane timber sash and case window at head of each bay. Stugged and droved ashlar apex stack with cope to W gable, ashlar skew copes with bracketted skewputts.


A photograph of circa 1975 shows the shopfront with a 2-leaf 6-panel door to the right of a 2-pane fixed-light over the existing stall- riser. This building is primarily significant for the contribution its gable makes to the streetscape of Commercial Street. It is particularly striking when viewed from the north in conjunction with the gable of No 64.


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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).