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Latitude: 60.4761 / 60°28'33"N
Longitude: -1.4883 / 1°29'17"W
OS Eastings: 428232
OS Northings: 1177039
OS Grid: HU282770
Mapcode National: GBR Q1P1.LSK
Mapcode Global: XHD1J.0YN8
Plus Code: 9CGWFGG6+CM
Entry Name: East Range, Hillswick House, Hillswick
Listing Name: Hillswick, Hillswick House, Including Gatepiers, Outbuildings, Cottage, Garden and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352790
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18688
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland North
Traditional County: Shetland
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Late 18th century (possibly incorporating earlier fabric), with later additions. Single storey and attic 3-bay symmetrical house presiding over courtyard to S, flanked by single storey outbuildings to W, and 2-storey wing and booth to E; additional range parallel to W with further store and cottage to N. Harled walls with painted droved sandstone ashlar dressings.
HOUSE: symmetrical, margined Venetian doorway at centre with 6-pane fixed-light flanking and radial fanlight above, ashlar forestair with cast-iron railing. Margined windows in flanking bays; gabled timber dormers with decorative barge boards breaking eaves in outer bays. Rear elevation; roofless lean-to at ground, small windows at principal floor centring elevation and to left.
W WING: single storey rubble store enclosing W side of courtyard; blank elevation to courtyard; vertically-boarded timber door centring N gable; modern opening off-set to left in S gable, 4-bay (grouped 1-3)
W elevation; 6-pane fixed-light with raised cill in each bay.
E WING: 2-storey early 19th century section to N, returned to E gable of house, stepping down to single storey 2-bay section to S; door and square window to courtyard; 2-bay S gable with door at ground in bay to left and regular fenestration in right bay and at 1st floor; irregularly fenestrated E elevation.
GATEPIERS: harled walls enclosing courtyard to S; classical square stugged sandstone ashlar gatepiers with V-jointed rustication; corniced caps with ball finials.
E RANGE: blank elevations, other than 2 vertically-boarded timber doors to outer left of W elevation, and wide vertically-boarded timber door centred at ground in S gable with fixed-light above.
STORE: aligned to N with E range, gabled with battered walls, door centring E elevation.
4 and 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Purple-grey slate roofs with concrete skew copes. Mixture of harled rubble and rubble apex stacks to gables of house and wings, stone copes with circular cans.
COTTAGE: single storey and attic cottage with 2 porches to S elevation; blank elevation to N and S.
BOUNDARY WALLS: harl-pointed rubble walls with triangular rubble cope enclosing rectangular garden to W; N wall articulated into semicircular niche at centre, and continues E to cottage.
The wing to the E of the courtyard was known until recently as The Booth public house, as it had reputedly functioned as a trading booth since Adolf Westerman, a Hamburg merchant established a booth there in 1684.
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