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GRANTFIELD, FORMER ICE FACTORY (Ref:43606)

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 4707 4186.

Description

Early 19th century. Pair of 2-storey and attic industrial buildings with mutual side wall giving M-gables to E and W; single storey gabled buildings projecting to W. Random rubble walls with stugged sandstone dressings, droved at arrises.E ELEVATION: M-gable; openings with segmental-arched lintels centring left gable at each floor and hoist projecting in gablehead. Right gable; wide opening with modern doors centred at ground; infilled door to left. Partially-infilled loading door centred at 1st floor with flanking windows, vertically-boarded timber loading door with timber flagpole above centred in gablehead.N ELEVATION: asymmetrical, irregular fenestration; chimney-gable to left of centre with windows flanking, right window shared with group to right centred by 4-panel timber door with plate glass fanlight and matching window to right. Door accessed by open timber stair to landing supported on decorative cast-iron brackets. Infilled door centred below chimneygable at ground, with boarded window to left, 6-pane fixed-light to right. W ELEVATION: gabled cement-rendered rubble wings (with built-up wallheads) projecting at ground.S ELEVATION: 2 bays, widely spaced, with windows flanking centre at 1st floor. Modern lean-to addition projecting at ground to outer left. 12-pane timber sash and case windows to principal windows at 1st floor. Vertically-boarded timber doors. Purple-grey slates, cement-rendered rubble and brick chimney and ashlar skew copes to N block. Grey slate and corrugated-iron cladding to S block.

Notes

A prominent feature of Grantfield indicating the former appearance of this area.

References

Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) plate 21.

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