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Scalloway, New Street, Old Haa of Scalloway, Including Boundary Walls and Steps

A Category A Listed Building in Shetland Central, Shetland Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 60.1369 / 60°8'12"N

Longitude: -1.2749 / 1°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 440378

OS Northings: 1139369

OS Grid: HU403393

Mapcode National: GBR R16Y.GHD

Mapcode Global: XHD3B.TG2S

Entry Name: Scalloway, New Street, Old Haa of Scalloway, Including Boundary Walls and Steps

Listing Date: 8 November 1974

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352620

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18558

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tingwall

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland Central

Traditional County: Shetland

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Description

Circa 1750, with later ateration. 3-storey 5-bay symmetrical former laird's house (now flats). Harl-pointed rubble walls with stugged and droved sandstone ashlar margins and dressings.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical 5-bay elevation grouped 1-3-1. Corniced doorpiece with lugged architrave in centre bay with carved armorial panel above, margined windows in flanking bays and to regularly-fenestrated upper floors.

S GABLE: 2-bay gable with windows at 1st and 2nd floors (blind in bay to right).

E (REAR) ELEVATION: windows at each floor flanking centre; door at ground to outer right.

N GABLE: 2-bay gable with windows at 1st and 2nd floors in bay to right.

Replacement 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Purple-grey slate roof with stugged ashlar skew-copes; rubble gablehead stacks with stone copes and circular cans.

BOUNDARY WALLS: random rubble garden wall to S; cement-rendered crenellated wall to E.

STEPS: stugged squared and snecked sandstone parapets to later double staircase rising from street to entrance level.

Statement of Interest

One of Shetland's finest haa houses, prominently sited above the waterfront. The armorial panel over the doorway commemorates the marriage of James Scott and Katherine Sinclair in 1750.

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