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4 HILLHEAD, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS (Ref:43617)

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 4754 4119.

Description

Early 19th century, with later alteration. 2-bay, 2-storey house of approximate L-plan with conservatory projecting to W. Stugged sandstone principal elevation, harl-pointed side and rear elevations, all with stugged and droved dressings. Projecting cills at windows. W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 2-bay elevation; single storey timber conservatory/entrance porch on stugged ashlar base advanced in bay to left comprising 6-pane round-arched fixed lights with stop chamfered and beaded timber mullions; glazed piended roof. Single storey 3-light canted bay of circa 1900 in bay to right comprising base, cill and eaves courses and stop chamfered arrises. Regular fenestration at 1st floor. 2-storey regularly fenestrated bay with crenellated wallhead recessed at right; circular tower with tall window in re-entrant angle.N (LAW LANE) ELEVATION: blank elevation with wallhead stack to left. Timber sash and case windows; some 12-pane surviving; later glazing to principal elevation comprising 2-pane lower sashes and multi-pane uppers. Purple-grey slate piended platform roof. Stugged and droved sandstone stacks with copes, heightened with harled and coped extensions; octagonal cans. INTERIOR: inner entrance door part glazed with 4-pane fanlight above; sunburst fanlight over vestibule door. Coloured tile floor and vertically-boarded timber lined walls to conservatory. Coloured tile floor to vestibule. Drawing room; swagged plaster frieze with egg and dart cornice and dome centring ceiling. Narrow staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters and timber handrail. 6-panel doors with reeded architraves. Cast-iron Art Nouveau fire grate and panelled timber chimneypiece in bedrooms to rear. BOUNDARY WALLS: random rubble boundary wall to Law Lane with vertically-boarded timber door. Stugged sandstone dwarf wall with ashlar cope to Hillhead surmounted by wrought-iron railing with matching gate at centre; flanking square ashlar piers with bases and pyramidal caps.

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© 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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