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Latitude: 59.5175 / 59°31'3"N
Longitude: -1.6428 / 1°38'34"W
OS Eastings: 420311
OS Northings: 1070230
OS Grid: HZ203702
Mapcode National: GBR Q39L.206
Mapcode Global: XHBZJ.Z1RJ
Plus Code: 9CFWG994+2V
Entry Name: Community Hall, Fair Isle
Listing Name: Fair Isle, Fair Isle Old Hall (Now Museum)
Listing Date: 21 June 1982
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 336856
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5418
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland South
Traditional County: Shetland
1870-75. Single storey, 3-bay near symmetrical former public hall of rectangular plan. Flagstone rubble walls. Regularly fenestrated S elevation with vertically boarded timber entrance door to right of right bay; 'briggistanes' at foot of elevation. Regularly fenestrated N elevation. Blank gable ends.
12-pane timber fixed-lights except for 12-pane timber sash and case windows centring N elevation. Stone slab roof with rubble skews and coped apex stack to W gable.
This simple building is notable in the history of the island as it was presented to the people of Fair Isle by the German Government as the reward for the rescue of 465 emigrants from the shipwreck "Lessing", which ran aground 25th May 1868. With the nearby Methodist Chapel, this building forms a group on the ridge that is a prominent feature of the landscape in southern Fair Isle.
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