NORTH NESS, GUTTERS' HUT (Ref:43630)
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 4753 4192.
Circa 1900. 2-storey 13 x 3-bay gutters? hut of rectangular plan. Corrugated-iron clad timber frame construction on concrete base. Timber door and window surrounds with projecting cills. Full-length timber walkway at 1st floor with cast-iron handrail supported on projecting timber joists, returned at E and W elevations to open timber stairs. N ELEVATION: asymmetrical, ground floor; wide door at centre bay with windows in flanking 4 bays, wide doors in flanking bays, doors in penultimate bay to left and in bay to outer right. 1st floor; square window in centre bay with windows in flanking 4 bays, wide door in bay to right, door and window closely spaced in bay to left, door in penultimate bay to left, blank bays to outer left and right. E ELEVATION: bipartite windows at ground and 1st floors in bay to left. Regular fenestration in bays at right except blank at ground floor to right. S (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration with lean-to at ground. 6-pane hoppered timber windows. Corrugated-iron clad roof with cast-iron gutters and downpipes. Cement-rendered stacks, coped with circular cans.
One of the last surviving of these once prolific buildings which were a major feature of Lerwick?s townscape during the Herring Boom.
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