84 COMMERCIAL STREET (Ref:43597)
This building is in the Shetland Islands Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 12/08/1996.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: HU 4766 4135.
18th century. 2-storey and attic over concealed basement tenement on sloping site with 2-bay gable to Commercial Street and 3-bay elevations to closes flanking to N and S. Cement-rendered and lined shopfront, harl-pointed rubble walls elsewhere with sandstone and cement dressings. Projecting cills at windows.
W (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical gable, painted shopfront at principal floor comprising door at left, 2-pane fixed-light with timber column at corner to right. Single boarded window at 1st floor in bay to right; single plate glass timber sash and case attic window to gablehead in bay at left.
S ELEVATION: 3 bays, basement partially exposed with vertically-boarded timber door to outer right. Infilled door at principal floor in centre bay, additional 4-panel door with 2-pane fanlight inserted immediately to right; bipartite window with 12-pane timber sash and case glazing in bay to right; plate glass fixed-light shop window at corner to outer left. Regular 12-pane timber sash and case fenestration at 1st floor.
N ELEVATION: single small windows centring elevation at principal and 1st floors, lower opening infilled.
Purple-grey slate roof, stugged sandstone apex stack with concrete cope and circular cans, bracketted skewputts.
Like its neighbour at No 86, the gabled E end of this building projects into Commercial Street, narrowing the width before it opens out again in front of the Grand Hotel. As such this building is an important part of the experience of walking along Commercial Street, particularly from the N.
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