HAYFIELD LANE AND GILBERTSON ROAD, HAYFIELD HOUSE (Ref:43611)
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 4690 4131.
Circa 1840. 2-storey over raised basement 3-bay former villa (now offices) formerly of U-plan, now infilled with modern lean-to 2-storey addition to rear giving square plan. Stugged squared and snecked granite walls with droved sandstone ashlar dressings, cement-rendered rear elevation. Margined windows with projecting cills. S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: projecting droved sandstone ashlar porch centred at principal floor comprising flight of stone steps to advanced round-arched doorpiece with flanking narrow sidelights and cornice articulated around. Window centred at 1st floor; regular fenestration in flanking bays. E AND W ELEVATIONS: regularly fenestrated; modern lean-to addition at basement of E elevation. Blind windows at 1st floor in bay to outer left of E elevation, and at 1st floor in bays to outer left and right of W elevation. N (REAR) ELEVATION: modern cement-rendered lean-to addition obscuring basement and principal floors. Window in infilled centre bay at 2nd floor, blind window in bay to left.Modern timber lying-pane windows. Grey slate piended roof with terracotta ridge tiles and profiled cast-iron gutters with decorative brackets. Droved ashlar stacks flanking centre bay, coped, with red circular cans.
A photograph of circa 1970 shows the centre bay of the rear elevation recessed, with 2-storey service entrance infilling at basement and principal floors. Hayfield was built for a prominent Lerwick Merchant.
Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p31. James W Irvine LERWICK (1985) plate 44. John Gifford HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS (1992) p494. NMRS Ref: SH/554. Thomas Manson LERWICK DURING THE LAST HALF CENTURY (1991) p113 plate 30.
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