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North House, Melby

A Category B Listed Building in Shetland West, Shetland Islands

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Latitude: 60.3048 / 60°18'17"N

Longitude: -1.6644 / 1°39'51"W

OS Eastings: 418644

OS Northings: 1157898

OS Grid: HU186578

Mapcode National: GBR Q17H.Q2N

Mapcode Global: XHBVN.Q811

Plus Code: 9CGW883P+W6

Entry Name: North House, Melby

Listing Name: Melby, North House, Including Walls

Listing Date: 18 October 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352716

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18630

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Walls and Sandness

County: Shetland Islands

Electoral Ward: Shetland West

Parish: Walls And Sandness

Traditional County: Shetland

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18th century. Former laird's house comprising 3-bay 2-storey house single storey 10-bay steading (aligned with house) adjoining N gable. Harled walls to house, with stugged sandstone ashlar margins to door and windows; harl-pointed rubble walls to steading. 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber door with glazed uppers centred at ground in principal (E) elevation; windows in flanking bays and regular fenestration at 1st floor. 2-bay S gable with single window at 1st floor in bay to right. 10-bay E elevation to steading with variety of doors and windows.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to house; purple-grey slate roof with ashlar skew-copes and bracketted skewputts; harled gablehead stacks, coped with circular cans. Purple-grey slate roof to steading, piended at N end, single-flue ridge stack with circular can.

WALLS: random rubble walls enclosing ground to S and W of house.

Statement of Interest

It is thought that North House preceded Melby as the seat of the Scotts, when John Scott of Gibliston (Fife) inherited Melby, Vaila, and Foula through his mother Grizel Mitchell in 1736.

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