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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 4750 4123.


1886. Single storey and attic over basement, 3-bay mirrored pair of houses of rectangular plan on falling end-terrace site. Stugged, squared and snecked with droved ashlar dressings and details. Projecting cills at windows.

S (PRINCE ALFRED STREET) ELEVATION: single storey and attic elevation; paired entrance doors centred at principal floor; 6-panel at left, 4-panel at right, with stained glass and plate glass fanlights respectively. Paired windows in centre bay at 1st floor, stone dormerheads with gablet skewputts breaking eaves in centre and outer bays.

W ELEVATION: random rubble gable with windows at principal and 1st floors to outer left and right.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey and attic over basement elevation with piend-roofed projection at centre.

Modern glazing throughout. Purple-grey slated roofs and dormers. Stugged sandstone 6-flue apex stack to W, coped, with predominantly circular cans. Ashlar skew copes with gablet skewputts.


This building an essential part of the design of the neighbouring tenement, which was probably designed by Alexander Campbell. He came to Shetland as Clerk of Works for the Town Hall, became Burgh Surveyor, and was responsible for the similarly styled Brentham Place (see separate listing) and Browns Buildings. This is a group of great character that makes a strong contribution to the streetscape of the area.



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Buildings are assigned to one of three categories according to their relative importance. All listed buildings receive equal legal protection, and protection applies equally to the interior and exterior of all listed buildings regardless of category.

ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).