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86 COMMERCIAL STREET (Ref:43598)

This building is in the Shetland Islands Council and the Lerwick Burgh. 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.

Description

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 stugged sandstone dressings, droved at arrises. Projecting cills at windows. W (COMMERCIAL STREET) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical gable, corniced and painted shopfront at principal floor comprising wide opening containing door with mosaic threshold at left, and shop window over stall-riser at right. Regular fenestration at 1st floor in bay to right; single window to gablehead in bay at left.S ELEVATION: variety of openings, mostly infilled. Modern addition oversailing at 1st floor, obscuring right bays at 1st floor.N ELEVATION: vertically-boarded timber door at basement in bay to left. Windows at ground in centre and left bays. Concrete stair with steel handrail to door at 1st floor in centre bay, window adjacent to right. Blank bay at right and at 1st floor in bay to left.12-pane timber sash and case windows at upper floors of gable. Purple-grey slate roof, droved sandstone apex stack, coped with circular cans, ashlar skew copes with bracketted skewputts.

Notes

Like its neighbour at No 84, the gabled E end of this building funnels the width of Commercial Street before it widens 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.

References

© 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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