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NORTH NESS, GUTTERS' HUT (Ref:43630)

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 4753 4192.

Description

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.

Notes

One of the last surviving of these once prolific buildings which were a major feature of Lerwick?s townscape during the Herring Boom.

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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